STATE LEVEL MEDICAID UPDATES
Throughout the summer, we will be publishing the NDNRC Update on a biweekly basis.
Last week, a federal judge ruled that CMS exceeded its authority in approving work requirements for the Medicaid program in the state of New Hampshire. To learn more about this lawsuit, check out the press release from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). If you want to learn more on the latest on Medicaid work requirements, check out our prior blog post which highlights both news stories and resources on Medicaid work requirements.
Another state-level update on Medicaid from last week was the fact that the Trump Administration had denied Utah’s request for a higher federal matching rate to partially expand Medicaid even when the voters had approved a full expansion. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has a blog post on how Utah should respond to the administration’s denial.
Washington state recently passed a law which changes the way that their health insurance marketplace operates. To read more about the changes and what it means for the residents of Washington, check out the blog post from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP).
Last week was the anniversary of the passage of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To honor the anniversary, CBPP released a few blog posts highlighting the importance of these programs. The first blog highlights a series of state-specific fact sheets which shows how Medicaid benefits people in each state. These state-specific fact sheets can be found on the NDNRC website on all our state pages. You can locate your state using the State Resource Guide Map on our homepage.
The second blog from CBPP explains the effect that the court case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could have on both Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released a new Q&A fact sheet on the Medicaid buy-in program. To learn what questions the fact sheet addresses or to download a copy, check out our news item.
A new blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) details the dangers of a new rule which would allow for greater use of health reimbursement arrangements.
Last month, we conducted a webinar hosted by the Independent Living Research Utilization on our involvement with the NIH’s All of Us Research Project. If you missed webinar, you can now access the archived recording. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, you can check out the Frequently Asked Questions document about the program or review the Call to Action we released earlier this year to the disability community to learn about the All of Us Research Program and consider participation.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) which work to increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. You can find a COC, on the COC page of our website.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.