In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines the variation among states beneath the national Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace enrollment numbers released by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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To help reporters understand the national landscape and issues surrounding the Medicaid expansion, KFF holds a web briefing exclusively for journalists with Medicaid experts Laura Snyder and Robin Rudowitz.
This brief focuses on Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers related to implementation of the ACA Medicaid expansion (eligible for ACA enhanced matching funds) or other coverage (not eligible for ACA enhanced matching funds). To date, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved waivers to implement the Medicaid expansion in five states: Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania and most recently Indiana. In addition, Pennsylvania has a waiver proposal. In addition, New Hampshire has a proposal pending with CMS, and Governors in both Tennessee and Utah have been negotiating plans with CMS, but these plans also need to be approved by the state legislature.
As additional states consider whether to implement the ACA Medicaid expansion, some have raised pursuing waiver authority to tie Medicaid eligibility for adults under the expansion to work requirements. This fact sheet profiles uninsured adults who could gain Medicaid coverage under the ACA by their relationship to the workforce and job-based coverage.
This fact sheet summarizes key features of IA’s Medicaid expansion waivers.
This fact sheet summarizes key features of AR’s Medicaid expansion waiver.
This fact sheet summarizes key elements of Indiana’s Section 1115 Medicaid expansion waiver, HIP 2.0.
New Kaiser Survey Finds Eleven Million Newly Insured Adults As of Mid-December, But Nearly Half Who Remained Uninsured One Year After Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Were Eligible for Medicaid or Marketplace Tax Credits
Many Of The Remaining Uninsured Say They Didn’t Seek Coverage or Considered It Too Expensive, While Others Were Told (Or Believed) They Were Not Eligible About 11 million adults had become newly insured under the Affordable Care Act by mid-December 2014, according to a new national survey of more than…
This report, based on the 2014 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA, profiles the adult population that remained uninsured as of Fall 2014. It describes the characteristics of this population, examines why they lack insurance coverage and reasons for not enrolling in ACA coverage, and provides information on the coverage options available to the remaining uninsured and their plans for obtaining coverage in 2015.
This fact sheet describes Tennessee’s 1115 waiver demonstration project, Insure Tennessee, which expands the State’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.