This timeline of key developments tracks the evolution of Medicaid and its role in America’s health care system.
Featured Medicaid’s Future Resources
The Medicaid program covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex and costly health and long-term care needs. Most Medicaid beneficiaries would be uninsured or underinsured without it. President Trump and other GOP leaders have called for major changes to Medicaid, including caps on federal funding. In the debate, some Medicaid critics have made statements that are at odds with data, research, and basic information about Medicaid. This brief highlights 10 facts about Medicaid to inform policy that may have significant implications for the program.
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Related Medicaid’s Future Resources
- Restructuring Medicaid in the American Health Care Act: Five Key Considerations
- Data Note: Medicaid’s Role in Providing Access to Preventive Care for Adults
- No, Medicaid Isn’t Broken
- Data Note: What if Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending Growth Had Been Limited to CPI-M from 2001-2011?
- Implications of Reduced Federal Medicaid Funds: How Could States Fill the Funding Gap?
- Data Note: Three Findings about Access to Care and Health Outcomes in Medicaid
- Data Note: Variation in Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending Across States
- Medicaid Waiver Requests in Wisconsin and Maine Seek to Impose Work Requirements and Time Limits for Beneficiaries
- The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review
- What Coverage and Financing is at Risk Under a Repeal of the ACA Medicaid Expansion?
- Medicaid Restructuring Under the American Health Care Act and Nonelderly Adults with Disabilities
- Medicaid and Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Medicaid Restructuring Under the American Health Care Act and Implications for Behavioral Health Care in the US
- What Could a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Mean for Low-Income People on Medicare?
- Interactive Maps: Estimates of Enrollment in ACA Marketplaces and Medicaid Expansion
- Expansion states are split between Republican and Democratic governors as of January 2017.
- Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
- Medicaid’s Role for Individuals with HIV
- Current Flexibility in Medicaid: An Overview of Federal Standards and State Options
- Medicaid and Work Requirements
- Key Themes in Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers
- Governors’ Proposed Budgets for FY 2018: Focus on Medicaid and Other Health Priorities
- Views of Governors and Insurance Commissioners on ACA Repeal and Changes to Medicaid: Responses to a Congressional Request for State Input on Health Reform
- 5 Key Questions: Medicaid Block Grants & Per Capita Caps
- 3 Key Questions: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers
- Data Note: Medicaid Managed Care Growth and Implications of the Medicaid Expansion
- Medicaid State Fact Sheets
- Key Issues in Children’s Health Coverage
- Medicaid Pocket Primer
- Medicaid Financing: The Basics
This video provides an overview of the people covered by Medicaid and how Medicaid funds are distributed across enrollment groups and on a per enrollee basis. The video also highlights the implications of reducing federal Medicaid funds through a block grant or per capita cap.
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This analysis of the House Budget Plan that was passed in 2012 finds that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and converting Medicaid to a block grant would trigger significant decreases in federal Medicaid spending and could result in substantial reductions in enrollment and payments to providers compared to current…
This issue brief examines the broad implications of converting Medicaid to block grant financing, one of several ideas that have been put forth to help reduce the federal deficit. The paper, which does not analyze any specific proposal, notes that switching to block grant financing would fundamentally alter the Medicaid…
Financing Health Coverage: The State Children’s Health Insurance Program Experience Enactment of SCHIP sought a balance between increasing funds available for coverage and limiting total federal outlays. While SCHIP has had widespread support and success in helping to provide coverage for uninsured children, its capped financing system has also…
– Issue Brief State and federal budget pressures, rising health care costs, and new waiver initiatives have promoted debate over restructuring Medicaid at the federal and state level. Questions about how Medicaid is financed are central to this debate. This paper compares the current Medicaid financing system to a…
The Impact of the “Medigrant” Plan on the Federal Payments to States The analysis examines the conference agreement plan for the redistribution of federal funds under a block grant for the Medicaid program. It also discusses the implications of the reductions in federal spending for beneficiary coverage. Report: The…
Medicaid, jointly financed by state and federal governments, is made up of over 50 separate programs with disparate populations covered and services offered. In an effort to better understand the implications of federal policy changes for the financing structure of Medicaid, the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid…