Entitlement

Work Requirements for Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a letter on January 11th allowing states to impose work requirements for Medicaid eligibility. Eight states, (AR, AZ, IN, KS, ME, NH, UT, and WI) have pending requests for work requirements as a condition for Medicaid eligibility and CMS has already approved Kentucky’s…

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Medicaid Explained

Medicaid is America’s joint federal-state national health insurance program that covers low-income citizens of all ages. Any families or pregnant women with incomes below 138% of the federal poverty line are considered low-income and are eligible for the Medicaid entitlement program. Other eligible beneficiaries include…

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The Budget: Medicaid and Food Stamps

Trump’s budget proposal that was released on Tuesday, May 23 follows through with the AHCA bill’s $800 billion in cut to Medicaid over the next decade. As anticipated from the budget draft, this reduction would lead to 23 million fewer Americans insured. Along with work requirements for Medicaid eligibility, the administration…

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Medicaid and Planned Parenthood in Texas

In 2011, Texas stopped receiving federal funding because it refused to comply with the federal law requiring states to fund any willing provider. The main reason for this refusal was Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the Medicaid waiver program. Texas instead opted to forgo about $30 million a year in federal funding and…

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Medicaid in the Revised AHCA

Despite Donald Trump’s promise in his candidacy announcement speech to not cut Medicaid, the health care bill that passed the House on Thursday includes massive cuts to Medicaid. Although the bill went through the House before a CBO report was produced to assess the amendments, the report released in March estimated…

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Medicaid in Florida

President Donald Trump’s Administration is negotiating an agreement with the State of Florida to reinstate federal funding for the low-income pool to $1.5 billion annually. This pool helps reimburse hospitals for the costs accumulated by low-income, uninsured patients. The funds go to covering the hospital costs of emergency…

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Work Requirements for Medicaid

After the failure of Trump’s American Health Care Act, some conservative Republicans are calling for work requirements for Medicaid Beneficiaries. The Kaiser Family Foundation update says least four states including Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania have formally submitted waiver requests to require work as a…

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Effects of the Budget on Entitlement Programs

President Donald Trump released an outline of his budget proposal, America First, on Thursday, March 16 that substantially boosts spending on homeland security and defense while slashing spending in almost every other area. An important exception to this harsh slashing is entitlement programs such as Medicare…

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Medicaid in the American Health Care Act

The proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) that Republicans released on Monday would restructure Medicaid spending at the Federal and State levels by capping federal funding to the states. Each state would have to come up with any necessary funds beyond this fixed amount. The proposed bill freezes the expansion…

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