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The Role of Medicaid in Rural America

A look at Medicaid’s role for 52 million nonelderly children and adults living in the most rural areas in the United States — and how expansions or reductions in Medicaid could affect these areas.

Key Themes in Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers

We look at waivers that implement the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and highlight themes in approved, pending, and denied provisions to date as well as key issues to watch.

Data Note: Medicaid Managed Care Growth and Implications of the Medicaid Expansion

A look at the role of managed care in Medicaid and differences in managed care growth between states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and states that did not.

Infographic: Medicaid’s Role for Individuals with HIV

Medicaid is a key tool in curbing the HIV epidemic, providing coverage to many with HIV and increasing states’ capacity for treatment.

Video Slideshow: What’s at Stake Under a Medicaid Block Grant or Per Capita Cap?

An explainer on how Medicaid is financed, whom it covers and how spending is distributed across groups, as policymakers consider restructuring the program.

Governor’s Proposed Budgets for FY 2018: Focus on Medicaid and Other Health Priorities

Medicaid highlights from governors’ proposed budgets for state fiscal year 2018, which runs July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 in most states.

Infographic: Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

A 1-page distillation of information and statistics about the opioid epidemic and Medicaid’s role in covering addiction treatment services.

Data Note: Three Findings about Access to Care and Health Outcomes in Medicaid

  • Most doctors (70%) accept new Medicaid patients
  •  Access to care in Medicaid is comparable to private insurance
  • Evidence about Medicaid’s impact on health outcomes continues to emerge

All About Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers

Section 1115 waivers provide states an avenue to test new approaches in Medicaid that differ from federal program rules. They generally reflect priorities identified by states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review

Our summary reviews findings from 108 studies of the impact of state Medicaid expansions under the ACA published between January 2014 and January 2017.

Key Questions: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers

A look at the current landscape of demonstration waivers and what to watch going forward.

Key Issues in Children's Health Coverage

A review of children’s coverage today and a look at what’s at stake in debates around funding for CHIP.

State Medicaid Fact Sheets

Our fact sheets highlight the role and reach of Medicaid in every state.

Medicaid Expansion States, By Governors' Political Party

Total newly eligible Medicaid expansion
enrollees: 10.7 million

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