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Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Provisions in the New Health Reform Law

This brief compares the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program provisions in the new health reform law with pre-reform law governing those programs. The analysis focuses on Medicaid coverage and financing changes; how Medicaid and CHIP will interface with a new health insurance exchange and other Medicaid benefits and access changes. Overall, the new law includes an individual requirement to obtain health insurance, a significant Medicaid expansion and subsidies to help low-income individuals buy coverage through newly established Health Benefit Exchanges.

Issue Brief (.pdf)

 

Archived briefs that examine previous versions of health reform legislation passed by the House and Senate that did not become law:

January 2010 – Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Provisions in Health Reform Bills: Affordable Health Care for America Act & The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (.pdf)

October 2009 – Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Provisions: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act & America’s Healthy Future Act (.pdf)