Last month, as part of an Academy Health Annual Research Meeting panel on the 50th anniversary of Medicaid, NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley gave remarks on the history of the program, as well as addressed where it is heading and the long-term relationship between Medicaid and the states. Read the entire speech here.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) included new eligibility and enrollment requirements, which have presented states with significant implementation opportunities and challenges. Although states had choices about whether to host a health insurance exchange or expand Medicaid, the ACA required all states to make major changes to Medicaid eligibility policy, including adding mandatory […]
Last week’s ruling in King v. Burwell affirmed the provision of tax-subsidies through the federally-facilitated marketplace (FFM), a decision which may have affected over 6.4 million Americans currently receiving subsidies in the 34 states that have opted for the FFM model. The ruling has asserted the place of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with state […]
The Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell could have a significant impact on states. If the Supreme Court finds for the petitioners in King v. Burwell, states with Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs), and possibly State Partnership Marketplaces (SPMs), may have to adopt a new model that qualifies as a State-Based Marketplace (SBM) to maintain access to the […]
Although federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was recently extended through FFY2017, it is unclear if CHIP will continue beyond that date. As a result, children may need to transition to other sources of coverage in the future.
Several states are operating DSRIP programs through their Medicaid programs under the authority of Section 1115 demonstrations. These programs incentivize system transformation and quality improvements in hospitals and other providers serving high volumes of low-income patients. This report, prepared by NASHP staff, for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), provides an in-depth […]
Health insurance options now available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offer new opportunities to enroll individuals involved in the criminal justice system into coverage. In states that have expanded Medicaid, many newly eligible will be young, low-income males, some with involvement with the criminal justice system. Justice-involved individuals especially could benefit from coverage as […]