Medicaid

Medicaid in the United States is a federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, including nursing home care and personal care services. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as "a government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care." Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States, providing free health insurance to 74 million low-income and disabled people as of 2017. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments and managed by the states, with each state currently having broad leeway to determine who is eligible for its implementation of the program. States are not required to participate in the program, although all have since 1982.

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Report: Medicaid Recipients Often Use ER For Dental Issues

A new state report found that many Virginians on Medicaid often go to emergency rooms for dental...

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New York’s $4B Medicaid mess shows why push for single payer is insane

The Cuomo administration recently revealed that New York’s Medicaid program is running over budget...

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Virginia moves to suspend Medicaid work requirements

Virginia is moving to drop work requirements from its Medicaid program after Democrats took full control of the state legislature.

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DeSantis budget would reward Florida hospitals with high ratings

The Medicaid proposal — dubbed the Top Outcome for Patients, or TOP, program — was included in the...

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Medicaid work requirement in doubt in Virginia after Democrats win legislature

The state has been seeking the federal government’s permission — a “waiver” from the Center for ...

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Plain Talk: More states expand Medicaid, but Wisconsin won't budge

The Pew Charitable Trusts reported a few weeks ago that the politics of Medicaid expansion have...

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Virginia moves to drop work requirement for Medicaid

Virginia is moving toward dropping work requirements for Medicaid enrollees after Democrats won full control of the state legislature for the first time...

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Medicaid Expansion in This State Boosted Healthy Habits

Michigan's expansion of its Medicaid program has paid off and helped expand access to health care...

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Opinion | Medicaid expansion keeps breaking through in red America. Next stop: North Carolina?

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who faces North Carolina voters next year, is planning to make the ...

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Medicaid pause leaves NC stakeholders in a difficult spot

“We’re just kind of like sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to be told what to do next,” said...

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On Medicaid? You may soon have to work for it in Florida

Medicaid recipients in Florida could soon have to meet work requirements and pay a premium to stay...

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Tennessee becomes the first state to ask for Medicaid block grants

Tennessee is formally asking the Trump administration today to transform its Medicaid program into a...

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BYU-Idaho’s decision to reject Medicaid is morally wrong and hurts Idaho families

The BYU-Idaho administration dropped a bombshell on thousands of students and families last week. In...

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Louisiana Medicaid patients use emergency rooms more, but not Medicaid expansion patients

Louisiana’s Medicaid population has been using emergency rooms more frequently for health care, far...

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Colorado's Medicaid payment system is "endangering patients," hospitals claim

Shutterstock State policies governing Medicaid patients are "endangering patients, putting their...

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Tennessee Medicaid block grant plan heads for federal review

Tennessee officials committed not to halt or limit coverages under a revised plan submitted to the...

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Medicaid program helped Will Weatherford's family after all, he admits

House Speaker Will Weatherford reversed course on Wednesday and said that health care provided for...

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Florida’s refusal to expand Medicaid cost 2,800 deaths, report says

Former Gov. Rick Scott and Republican lawmakers’ decision not to expand Medicaid under the...

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With no state budget, North Carolina’s Medicaid overhaul will be delayed

An overhaul of Medicaid health insurance in North Carolina — in the works for years and already...

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Medicaid work rules would come at high cost to Kansas, Kelly official warns lawmakers

Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration is warning lawmakers against including work requirements in ...

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As expected, NC Medicaid managed care won’t begin on time

North Carolina’s Medicaid program won’t shift to managed-care benefits as scheduled early next year, the largest casualty to date of the monthslong budget stalemate between ...

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Cuomo’s AWOL in saying what he’ll do about New York’s huge Medicaid problem

The Cuomo administration has admitted there is a “structural imbalance” in its massive Medicaid...

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Opinion | Why Obama Stopped Auditing Medicaid

Twenty percent or more of Medicaid spending in 2019—an amount likely to exceed $75 billion—is improper. Before ObamaCare, the Medicaid improper-payment...

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As Tennessee prepares to submit Medicaid waiver today, feds pull proposed 'block grant' guidance

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee still plans Wednesday to submit his proposal to convert much of TennCare's...

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America's 'Shame': Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories

"We have a cancer patient that is coming back in December," says Sandra King Young, who runs the ...

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CMS Proposes Enhanced Scrutiny over Medicaid Supplemental Payments

On November 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to federal...

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Verma Attacks Critics Of Medicaid Work Requirement, Pushes For Tighter Eligibility

Seema Verma, the Trump administration’s top Medicaid official, Tuesday sharply attacked critics of...

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Perspective | Life and death ... and Medicaid

As part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid — the public insurance program that provides coverage to low-income households — was expanded to cover many...

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Medicaid expansion may be headed to the ballot

After Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, states have had the option to expand Medicaid coverage. Currently, non-disabled adults who don't...

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Rural Seasonal Workers Worry About Montana Medicaid’s Work Requirements

People on Medicaid who work rural seasonal jobs in Montana are wondering about the future of their...

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Medicaid expansion scores big victory in 2019 elections

If Tuesday’s elections served as a referendum on health care — Medicaid expansions and work...

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Analysis | The Health 202: Medicaid work requirements were defeated at the ballot box last night

There was a clear loser in last night's elections: Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and...

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Imagine Being Kicked off Your Health Insurance Two Months After Giving Birth

The U.S. is one of only three countries where maternal deaths are on the rise—yet new moms are still...

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What Is a Certified Medicaid Planner (CMP)?

Medicaid isn’t the easiest federal program to navigate. A Certified Medicaid Planner (CMP) can help. A CMP has expert-level experience with Medicaid ...

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Wyoming lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion bill, forwarding measure to full Legislature

Lawmakers will again consider whether to clear the way for Wyoming to expand Medicaid after the...

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'Health care delayed is health care denied': Speakers oppose two-tier Medicaid plan at hearing

Nebraska's plan to create a two-tier Medicaid system for covering more low-income Nebraskans met...

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