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:
also of interest
- A Look at the Private Option in Arkansas
- The Impact of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): What Does the Research Tell Us?
- Advancing Opportunities, Assessing Challenges: Key Themes from a Roundtable Discussion of Health Care and Health Equity in the South
- Increasing Medicaid Payments for Certain Primary Care Physicians in 2013 and 2014: A Primer on the Health Reform Provision and Final Rule