This brief provides some background on federal Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments, how DSH payments are affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the methodology for the DSH reductions across states for FY 2014 and FY 2015 and a look at the implications of the reductions.
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Hearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Commerce on the National Governors Association Proposal on MedicaidTestimony of Diane Rowland, Sc.D., Executive Director, Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid and Senior Vice President, Henry J. Kaiser Family FoundationMarch 6, 1996Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the…
Medicaid Expenditures and Beneficiaries: 1994 UpdateOctober 1998Medicaid is the nation's major public financing program for low-income Americans. After several years of rapid increase in the early 1990s, enrollment and spending growth have moderated and returned to historical levels. For the second consecutive year, annual growth in Medicaid spending was under…
This analysis provides the first national estimates of the expected impact of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions on people with HIV. The brief finds that close to 70,000 uninsured people with HIV who are in care could gain new coverage, including 47,000 through Medicaid were all states to expand their Medicaid coverage.
This fact sheet provides an overview of population health, health coverage, and the health care delivery system in California in the era of health reform.
Many States Are Making Wide-Ranging Improvements To Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment Systems to Prepare for the Affordable Care Act in 2014
New Survey Finds States Investing in Technology, Simplifying Enrollment Processes Washington, D.C. – Nearly all states are pressing forward with information technology and process improvements to develop faster, streamlined Medicaid enrollment systems as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) whether or not the state elects to expand Medicaid coverage under…
Using Data and Technology to Drive Process Improvement in Medicaid and CHIP: Lessons From South Carolina
In the past year, there has been a notable trend of states increasingly utilizing data and technology to modernize, streamline, and gain efficiencies in their Medicaid and CHIP programs. The expanded use of data and technology is not only helping states deal with current budget pressures and decreased administrative resources,…
KFF/The New York Times Upshot Poll Examines Public Opinion in Four Southern States on ACA and Midterm Elections
With the end of the initial open enrollment period for new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), The New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation Polls In Four Southern States examines public opinion on the health care law and the upcoming midterm elections in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, and North Carolina.…
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses the lack of attention to health in the primary debates and last week’s Democratic forum in South Carolina.
Drew Altman discusses whether the presidential candidates will discuss poor health status in the South in this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column.