Regulation of Private Long-Term Care Insurance: Implementation Experience and Key IssuesWhile private long-term care insurance (LTCI) has been available since the mid-1970s, its popularity has grown rapidly in recent years, and Congress is considering proposals that would further encourage LTCI purchase through expanded tax subsidies. Yet there has been little…
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This reference book describes four pivotal aspects of how the Medicaid program operates — who it covers, what it covers, how it is financed, and how it is administered. It was written to assist the public and policymakers in understanding the structure and operation of the Medicaid program.
This issue brief provides an overview of Medicaid’s medically needy program; describes how it works for persons with disabilities, the elderly, and low-income families; and highlights some key issues surrounding the program. Included in the paper are hypothetical examples of ways in which individuals can qualify for the medically needy program and are intended for illustrative purposes only.
This report describes the findings of a December 2002 50-state survey update on state budgets and Medicaid spending trends for fiscal year 2003.
Children Discharged from Foster Care: Strategies to Prevent the Loss of Health Coverage at a Critical Transition
This report discusses the importance of maintaining health coverage for children who are discharged from foster care and presents strategies that state child welfare and Medicaid agencies can employ to reach this goal. In addition, the report also addresses the needs of children who age out of the foster care…
This report is an overview of how seven states (California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Washington) coped with budgetary problems and how these problems impacted Medicaid and SCHIP.Report
This report analyzes enrollment data and conveys focus group findings about the impact of North Carolina’s freezing enrollment in their SCHIP program. Report
Case Study: Michigan's Medicaid Prescription Drug BenefitThis report describes the legislative process behind and content of Michigan's Pharmaceutical Product List (MPPL), a selection of preferred drugs available to be prescribed in the Medicaid program with little restriction. Providers would be required to obtain prior authorization from the state to prescribe…
State Budget Constraints: The Impact on MedicaidThis fact sheet summarizes the relationship of Medicaid with state budgets and discusses the current fiscal challenges in the states and how it is affecting Medicaid programs. Fact Sheet
This report includes case studies of how seven states (California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Washington) coped with budgetary problems and how these problems impacted Medicaid and SCHIP.Report