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Medicaid Expansions

Access resources specifically focused on Medicaid provisions in PPACA and other related analysis.

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  • 05/26/2014

    This brief provides an overview of the health and mental health needs of girls and boys in the juvenile justice system and the role of Medicaid in addressing those needs. It focuses on the circumstances of those girls and boys who are placed in juvenile justice residential facilities, the discontinuity of Medicaid coverage for those youth, and the options for improving coverage, continuity of care and access to needed services post-discharge, including new opportunities provided by the Affordable Care Act.

  • 05/12/2014

    This paper provides an overview of states’ efforts to finance, through Medicaid, the services that supportive housing residents need to achieve both housing and health stability. As evidence continues to establish supportive housing as an intervention that stabilizes people with chronic illnesses and/or behavioral health conditions and reduces health system costs, states are exploring ways to better utilize health care financing for the services that supportive housing residents need. This paper summarizes how Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, the City of Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington are exploring ways to add housing services as Medicaid reimbursable services for supportive housing populations.

  • 05/10/2014

    New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shows that as of the end of March 2014, Medicaid and CHIP enrollment had increased by over 4.8 million people since open enrollment began for the new Health Insurance Marketplaces in October 2013. These data help provide insight into how the ACA is impacting Medicaid enrollment, which has been a keen focus and subject of debate. However, understanding the ACA’s impact on Medicaid enrollment remains complex given that the ACA promotes increased Medicaid enrollment in varied ways, including changes in eligibility, modernization and simplification of enrollment processes, and increased outreach and enrollment efforts. This brief discusses the data and its interpretation to assess the influence of the ACA on Medicaid enrollment.

  • 04/23/2014

    This report is the fifth in a series of monthly reports on state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data, and represents state Medicaid and CHIP agencies’ eligibility activity for the calendar month of February 2014, which coincides with the fifth month of the initial open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace. This report includes state data and analysis regarding applications to Medicaid and CHIP agencies and the State Based Marketplaces (SBMs) and eligibility determinations made by the Medicaid and CHIP agencies. New for this month, this report also includes state data on total enrollment in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

  • 04/14/2014

    The ACA has dramatically increased the number of low-income nonelderly adults eligible for Medicaid. Starting in 2014, states can elect to cover individuals and families with modified adjusted gross incomes below a threshold of 133 percent of federal poverty guidelines, with a 5 percent income disregard. This study uses simulation methods and data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to compare nondisabled adults enrolled in Medicaid prior to the ACA with two other groups: adults who were eligible for Medicaid but not enrolled in it, and adults who were in the income range for the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and thus newly eligible for coverage. Although differences in health across the groups were not large, both the newly eligible and those eligible before the ACA but not enrolled were healthier on several measures than pre-ACA enrollees.