Dispute over work rules throws wrench into Medicaid expansion
The future of New Hampshire’s expanded Medicaid program has been thrown into uncertainty after a key legislative committee rejected federal changes to a work requirement that was negotiated in a
How Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm Children
When parents have health insurance, their children are more likely to be insured, research shows. That’s a big reason why the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid for parents and other adults significantly increased children’s health coverage, helping drive the uninsured rate for children to a historic low of 4.5 percent in 2016 (see chart).
How Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm Rural Residents
Medicaid plays an essential role in delivering health care in rural America and is an economic lifeline to many communities. Nearly 1 in 4 non-elderly adults in rural areas have health coverage through Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults has produced major benefits for rural America: in states that have adopted the expansion, rural areas have seen larger coverage gains…
Arkansas’ Medicaid Work Reporting Rules Lead to Staggering Health Coverage Losses
Earlier this week, the state of Arkansas released its final round of data for 2018 for its controversial work reporting requirement policy. The data shows that an additional 1,232 adults lost their…
Why Medicaid Work Requirements Are a Terrible Idea for Texas
Medicaid is a critically important program that pays for more than 50 percent of births in the United States, and covers four in ten Texas children and virtually all Americans...
What Medicaid Expansion Means to Xavier’s Family
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How Medicaid Work Requirements Harm People with Mental Health Conditions
How Medicaid Work Requirements Harm People with Mental Health Conditions March 6, 2018 Medicaid is the nation’s largest payer of mental health services, providing health coverage to 27 percent of adults with a serious mental illness. A new Trump Administration policy that allows states to impose work or work-related requirements on adult Medicaid enrollees, other than those who qualify because they are receiving disability benefits like…
Medicaid Work Rules Harm Hospitals, Study Finds
As states like Wisconsin get ready for Medicaid work requirements there’s concern over how many could lose health coverage and what an increase in those without insurance could mean for hospitals.
Vacation Guide To Charleston, South Carolina
Want to take a trip to "The Best City In America?" Check out this vacation guide to Charleston, South Carolina from Mary Alice Monroe, author of "The Summer's End."
Arizona Patients Should Welcome Medicaid Work Requirements
Medicaid was intended as an insurer of last resort for America's least well-off, not as a subsidy for those who choose not to work. Arizona's proposed Medicaid requirements are an attempt to restore the program's original purpose -- one that other states would do well to emulate.
Whitmer signs bill to change Medicaid work requirement reporting, says legislature should do more
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday to change work reporting requirements for Healthy Michigan recipients, at the same time urging lawmakers to suspend the requirement entirely if it puts recipients at risk of losing their health care coverage.
How Medicaid work requirements could backfire
“That makes it really hard to maintain a job. Who’s going to hire me when there’s some days I can’t fit in a shoe?”
How Restructuring Medicaid Could Affect Children
More than one-third of America’s children rely on Medicaid for their health care, and more than half of Medicaid recipients are children. Medicaid’s existing structure has helped states respond to …
Concerns Raised Over Medicaid Work Requirements
Members of InsureKY, a coalition of health advocacy groups, is deeply concerned about the impact of the recently re-approved Kentucky Health Waiver. During
Medicaid: How Does It Provide Economic Security for Families?
Research shows that Medicaid coverage improves numerous indicators of economic security for beneficiaries. By making health insurance accessible to children and parents, Medicaid keeps families hea…
Vote for South Carolina's Top Record-Breaking Performance
This Spring, we've seen several state and school records fall across the network. Check out the athletes that enshrined themselves into the record books this season, and vote for the performance you think best deserves to be crowned top of So...
South Carolina Tourism Official Site
Home to many thoroughbred champions, rich historical attractions and outdoor recreation activities, it’s easy to see why Aiken is one of South Carolina’s most popular destinations.
How the Medicaid work requirement could backfire
The loss of Medicaid coverage could actually make it much harder -- if not impossible -- for millions to find work
Advocates Concerned About Effects Of Medicaid Work Requirement
The percentage of uninsured adults in rural Michigan dropped by 22 points since the state expanded Medicaid, according to a recent study by Georgetown University and the University of North Carolina. The state Legislature passed a bill
What Might a Medicaid Work Requirement Mean?
The Trump administration has made work requirements a hallmark of its Medicaid policy proposals, including the idea in the just-released 2018 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget proposal, and as part of its Medicaid demonstration agenda. The House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) likewise allows states to make having a job a requirement for gaining Medicaid eligibility.