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Issue Brief

Rural Hospital Closures and Implications for Access to Care: Case Studies in Three States

We investigate factors that contribute to rural hospital closures and the impact closures have on access to care through case studies in Kentucky, a Medicaid expansion state, and Kansas and South Carolina, which are non-expansion states.

Issue Brief

How Would a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Work?

This brief examines implications of proposals for a per capita cap on Medicaid financing for the federal and state governments, beneficiaries and providers.

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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