September 3, 2021
In this Research & Commentary, Christina Herrin examines the impacts Medicaid expansion would have on the state of Texas.
March 26, 2021
In this Research & Commentary, Christina Herrin evaluates how direct primary care expansion could benefit the Lone Star State
March 4, 2021
In this Research & Commentary, Christina Herrin evaluates how direct primary care programs could benefit the Hawkeye State.
February 7, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) and Republican State Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning (R- District 8) announced a compromise proposal that would expand Medicaid to 150,000 Kansans, a step towards Kelly’s campaign promise to expand Medicaid eligibility in th
February 12, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing rules for a mandatory payment model meant to improve kidney care and reduce costs.
March 13, 2020
Governors, health care providers, and several lawmakers want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to retract a rule designed to increase transparency in Medicaid spending.
August 23, 2018
Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance companies share some responsibility for the rise of opioid abuse, a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reports.
March 16, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a March 2019 lower court decision that blocked Arkansas from implementing a work rule designed to help able-bodied Medicaid enrollees back into the workforce.
March 10, 2020
To underscore his commitment to Medicaid block grants, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt joined the Trump administration in Washington D.C for the “Healthy Adult Opportunity” announcement and said his state will be the first to sign up.
December 20, 2019
Michigan’s Medicaid work rules, set to begin in January 2020, are under attack as four enrollees filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the requirement violates the intent of the federal Medicaid Act of 1965, among other charges.
March 9, 2020
The Trump administration is moving to give states unprecedented leeway by revamping key sections of Medicaid, the federal health care program for low-income and disabled people.
February 6, 2020
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a work requirement for enrollees in the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
February 10, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) denied Wyoming’s request to expand Medicaid so it can control the price and distribution of its air ambulance service.
February 21, 2020
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines a new bill that would expand access to telehealth through Colorado's community health centers by affirming that these services meet face-to-face requirements under Medicaid and should be reimbursed as such.
March 12, 2018
The other day a reporter asked me to explain why the government cannot negotiate the price of Medicare drugs lower than private drug plans run by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
January 29, 2020
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts has found that the states’ share of Medicaid spending has grown steadily over time and is taking up more and more of state revenue.
December 30, 2019
Most Americans will pay much higher taxes and earn less income if Medicare for All becomes law, a new study by The Heritage Foundation states.
August 21, 2019
Hospice providers under Medicare commonly deliver poor service that endangers the health of those using the program, the Office of Inspector General in the U.S Department of Health and Human Services reports.
July 31, 2019
A new rule announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow providers of Medicare Advantage plans to expand the kinds of benefits they offer so they can compete more with each other and attract more participants overall.
November 22, 2019
Candidates for the Democrat Party presidential nomination who have been defending the costs of their health care proposals are facing big doubts among their potential voters about their plans for a single-payer, Medicare for All system.