August 28, 2019
In an effort to transform its financially troubled Medicaid program, the state of Alaska has implemented “emergency regulations” to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates and is working
August 6, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states can respond to the recent rejection of Utah's funding increase request for its' partial Medicaid expansion.
August 16, 2018
In this comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Matthew Glans and Charlie Katebi write in support of re-authorizing Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement waiver.
August 9, 2018
In this comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Matthew Glans writes in support of a proposed rule that would end the ability of states to skim Medicaid dollars from
October 17, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how Missouri can use the waiver process to bring positive change to its Medicaid program.
June 25, 2019
Louisiana lawmakers are pushing forward several bills in response to an audit of the state’s Medicaid program which resulted in the removal of 30,000 people from rolls because they earned too much money.
June 7, 2019
The Trump administration is appealing rulings by a federal court that have blocked the implementation of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and found a similar program already in place in Arkansas violates federal law.
April 29, 2019
A new report estimates a single-payer health care system in the United States would cost between $54.6 and $60.7 trillion over the first 10 years.
May 1, 2019
Lawmakers in Utah rolled out a “partial” Medicaid expansion program April 1 after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted approval to enroll people making under $12,500 a year, less than the $17,200 limit voters approved in 2018.
December 19, 2018
Forty organizations have sent President Donald Trump a letter asking him to revoke what they characterize as an unfair and illegal Medicare rule previously imposed by executive fiat.
April 29, 2019
Recently elected Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wrote a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma claiming reporting requirements under the state’s Medicaid work rule could “take away health insurance from pe
May 6, 2019
A number of states under pressure to expand their Medicaid programs are instead finding opportunities to customize their programs through federal waivers.
April 29, 2019
Ohio has become the eighth state to receive federal approval to implement a work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program.
April 24, 2019
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt requested an audit of the state’s Medicaid program to determine whether enrollees meet federal eligibility requirements.
April 5, 2019
Utah's Medicaid work requirement waiver has been approved by CMS. Childless, able-bodied adults in the state must now meet certain conditions to obtain state health coverage through Medicaid.
July 11, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revised Medicaid expansion proposal in the North Carolina legislature that uses the illusion of free-market reforms in an attempt to appease expansion opponents.
November 30, 2018
Whether or not “Obamacare” stays or goes, this toolkit out- lines twenty reforms that states can begin seeking immediate- ly to flex their muscles against Washington’s bureaucratic red tape. By taking advantage of opportunities that already exist and dema
June 22, 2019
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines Medicaid waivers and argues states should be proactive and not wait for Congress to pursue Medicaid reform.
September 18, 2018
As the 2018 midterm elections approach, growing numbers of progressive candidates have endorsed a single-payer health insurance program that will supposedly cover all Americans and deliver better medical care than our current health care system.
February 26, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a Medicaid expansion proposal in Oklahoma that would dramatically increase the costs of the program while doing little to improve health care outcomes.
February 25, 2019
For most of the past decade, Medicaid has been overwhelming Virginia’s budget to the point where the state is now expecting a $462.5 million shortfall over the next two years and lawmakers are torn over how to make up the difference.
June 6, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Medicaid expansion efforts in North Carolina and why the state should continue to resist calls to expand.
December 6, 2018
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, government-funded private health plans millions of seniors have chosen as an alternative to the original Medicare, is projected to increase again in 2018, lowering out-of-pocket costs to beneficiaries.
August 29, 2018
After a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement, President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers released a study that concluded many people who receive Medicaid benefits can work but choose not to.
April 26, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in North Carolina that would create work requirements for the state’s Medicaid program.
December 17, 2018
Medicaid expansion was a central issue in the midterm elections in Georgia, with the candidates for governor tangling over whether expanding Medicaid would improve residents’ access to health care.
October 10, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I–VT) plan for a national, single-payer health insurance system, known as “Medicare for All,” would cost $32.6 trillion over its first 10 years, according to a new study by George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.
April 9, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed Medicaid expansion plan that is now being considered in Kansas.
April 2, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans argues that state legislators should take advantage of the Medicaid waiver process and move to reform their Medicaid programs.
February 22, 2018
As Congress continues to dither and delay entitlement reform, the Trump administration has empowered state lawmakers to take charge and do what Washington either can’t or won’t do: reform government spending and health care.
October 19, 2018
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court dismissed an appeal by Gov. Paul LePage for a stay in the state’s voter- approved Medicaid expansion, which LePage had refused to sign because the state has not established a way to pay for the expansion.
August 7, 2018
Single-payer supporters are right to want a better health-care system for the United States. However, they should realize that forcing everyone to enroll in Medicare would only make health care even more expensive and unaffordable.
August 3, 2018
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate Abdul El-Sayed says he wants to impose single-payer health care statewide, to be called “Michicare: Medicare for All.”
April 27, 2018
With Gov. Gary Herbert (R) having signed into law a bill to increase the number of people eligible for Medicaid in Utah, a coalition of political advocacy groups is working to expand the program even more.
April 27, 2018
Time ran out for a bill that would have forced Idaho residents with complex medical conditions off of their private health insurance plans and onto Medicaid rolls.
May 31, 2016
The controversy over below-market government reimbursement rates has led the famed Mayo Clinic to close off access for many Medicare and Medicaid patients.
December 12, 2017
For years, doctors, patients and lawmakers have rightly complained federal rules and regulations make it all but impossible for states to reform and innovate Medicaid.
August 24, 2018
The Republican nominee for governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, announced he supports retaining Medicaid expansion in the Buckeye State but wants to establish work requirements for healthy adults in the expansion program.
July 24, 2015
High health care costs in government programs and other expenses have New Mexico on its way to becoming the Greece of the United States.One out of every 2.5 New Mexico residents is on Medicaid, compared to the national average of one out of every 4.
June 7, 2018
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill that would have rolled back the state’s Medicaid expansion.