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Key Questions: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers

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

5 Key Questions: Medicaid Block Grants & Per Capita Caps

  • What Medicaid financing changes are being considered?
  • How would a block grant work?
  • How would a per capita cap work?
  • What details do you need to know?
  • What are the implications of these changes?

State Medicaid Fact Sheets

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

Current Flexibility in Medicaid: An Overview of Federal Standards and State Options

An overview of current federal standards and state options in Medicaid to help inform upcoming debates about increasing state flexibility in the program as part of efforts to restructure Medicaid financing.

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, repeal and replacement of the ACA and restructuring Medicaid financing.

Medicaid: A Pocket Primer

Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income. It covers more than 70 million people and provides significant financing for hospitals, community health centers, physicians, and nursing homes, and jobs in the health care sector.

Medicaid Financing: The Basics

  • How Medicaid financing works
  • How much Medicaid costs
  • Medicaid’s role in federal and state budgets

Medicaid Expansion States, By Governors' Political Party

Total newly eligible Medicaid expansion
enrollees: 10.7 million


Special Topic Page

The ACA and Medicaid Expansion Waivers

A handful of states have obtained or are seeking waivers to implement the Medicaid expansion in ways that extend beyond the flexibility provided by the ACA. Here are key resources that examine these waivers.


Faces of Medicaid: A Video Series

Medicaid provides health and long-term care coverage to nearly 70 million low-income Americans across the U.S. and is an integral part of the nation’s health care system. The stories here reveal the range of experience and diverse roles that Medicaid plays in the lives of Americans across the U.S. These stories are not intended to be an evaluation of the program, but to get underneath Medicaid’s statistics and provide insight into individual experiences with the program.

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