By Sara Rosenbaum, Rachel Gunsalus, J. Zoë Beckerman, Sara Schmucker & Sara Rothenberg – Ever since Medicaid’s managed care transformation began in earnest in the mid-1990s, states have been leaders in the effort to improve the accessibility, quality, and efficiency of care for low-income populations facing elevated health risks.
By Sara Rosenbaum – The CHIP offers a critical health insurance pathway for children living in families with modest means. These families’ incomes exceed the basic Medicaid eligibility standard for children but they lack access to employer insurance for their children…
By Sara Rosenbaum – While preliminary and incomplete, the draft offers the best evidence to date on where lawmakers may go as they work to translate ambiguous policy proposals into legally binding legislation that will determine the future of health insurance coverage for tens of millions of people.
By Sara Rosenbaum – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services introduced a final Medicaid managed care rule establishing a new regulatory framework for the next generation of managed care. A policy watershed, the rule ultimately will touch the lives of tens of millions of low-income children and adults, and individuals with disabilities.
By Sara Rosenbaum – Kentucky Governor Matthew Bevin has proposed to end Kynect, his state’s highly popular health insurance marketplace, and replace it with the federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov. HHS recently signaled that the federal government would decide whether the governor may proceed, and under what conditions, by June 1.
By Sara Rosenbaum – It’s fair to say Flint, Michigan, is facing a public health catastrophe: Thousands of city residents, including as many as 9,000 children, may have been exposed to toxic levels of lead through contaminated water. While the problem was entirely preventable, the question now is what will be done for its victims.
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