The Future of Medicare, and Medicaid
9/19/17 - 5 Ways the Graham-Cassidy Bill puts Medicaid at Risk - Kaiser Family Foundation
9/17/17 - Medicaid Cuts Shift the Burden to States - an Op Ed by Delegate Dutch Ruppersberger in the Baltimore Sun.
9/15/17 - Children's Health Care is more important than politics - USA Today
9/14/17 - Unpacking the Sanders Medicare for All Bill - Health Affairs Blog
9/13/17 - Medicare for All, Explained - very well in fact, by Sarah Kliff at Vox
9/12/17 - BiPartisan Extension of CHIP Announced - The Hill
9/12/17 - As CHIP funding deadline looms, here’s what reporters should know - USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism
9/05/17 - Could a ‘Medicaid for All’ Health Plan Actually Work? - HealthLine
8/22/17 - How Medicaid Expansion Affected Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending for Low-Income Families - Commonwealth Fund
8/02/17 - Medicare-for-All Isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care - The Nation.
7/25/17 - Universal Health Coverage? Why? - Health Affairs Blog
6/13/17 - Next Steps for CHIP: What is at Stake for Children? - Kaiser Family Foundation
5/20/17 - Can States Survive The Per Capita Medicaid Caps In The AHCA? - Health Affairs Blog
5/18/17 - Study: House ObamaCare repeal bill cuts $43B in Medicaid funds for children - The Hill
5/4/17 - A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education - 1 percent of all Medicaid reimbursement goes to local school districts to provide special education services. - New York Times
4/25/17 - CHIP Offers Families With Seriously Ill Kids More Financial Protection Than ACA Plans - Kaiser Health News
4/5/17 - States Seek Medicaid Dollars for Addiction Treatment Beds - Pew Charitable Trusts
3/27/17 - In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age - and provides for the medical needs of one in five Americans — 74 million people, making it the largest insurer in the US. The NYT
3/22/17 - How Will Repealing the ACA Affect Medicaid? Impact on Health Care Coverage, Delivery, and Payment - The Commonwealth Fund examines the effects of reducing the size and scope of Medicaid under legislation to repeal the ACA.
3/20/17 - The Silent Victims of the GOP Health-Care Proposal - The Atlantic look at the impact of the AHCA on children.
3/20/17 - 11 Million People on Medicare Are Also Covered by Medicaid. What Could Switching to a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Mean for Them? - About 15% of Maryland Medicaid recipients are known as "dual eligible", in that they qualify for Medicare, and Medicaid. Kaiser Family Foundation.
3/18/17 - Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic - Kaiser Family Foundation. Infographic which examines demographics and looks at State Indicators of Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic.
3/14/17 - How the GOP plan to change Medicaid punishes the working poor - explained in a cartoon by Vox
3/12/17 - Sleeper issue of Medicaid’s future could prove health-care plans’ stumbling block - “What the Republican plan is doing . . . is basically a war on disabled people,” - in the Washington Post
3/10/17 - Fact Sheet: Changing Medicaid to a Block Grant or Per Capita Cap Could Hurt Marylanders - One in Every Five Marylanders (1.2 million) receives Medicaid. 60% of those receive Long Term Care Services (Nursing homes), and Home and Community Based Services, and it uses up more than half the cost of all Medicaid services in Maryland. Putting a per capita limit on all Medicaid, doesn't leave a lot of room for much more - from AARP
3/7/17 - Medicaid Per Capita Caps and Block Grants: Devastating for People with Disabilities - from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
3/3/17 - House GOP Medicaid Provisions Would Cut Federal Medicaid Spending by $560 Billion Over Next Decade - Dire estimates from the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities
2/27/17 - Top 5 Ways ACA Repeal and Medicaid Financing Changes Would Harm Our Youngest Children - from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center for Children and Families
2/23/17 - Unpacking the House Republican Policy Brief: Would Medicaid’s Role as Public Insurance End? - An excellent overview from the Commonwealth Fund.
2/17/17 - Medicaid Exposes Rifts in the GOP Over the Program's Future After the ACA - The Washington Post
2/15/17 - ACA Medicaid Expansion Drove Nationwide Increase in Coverage for People with HIV - In the first nationwide analysis of its kind, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that coverage for people with HIV in care rose six percentage points between 2012 to 2014, when ACA coverage expansions took effect. That increase was largely driven by states that expanded Medicaid.
2/14/17 - ACA Repeal: What's at Stake for Women's Medicaid Coverage? - Changes to Medicaid threaten the health & economic security of 7.8 million women. Two-thirds of which are women of color. The National Women's Law Center
2/14/17 - Essential Facts About Bock Granting Medicaid - as many as 260,000 Marylanders would lose coverage, and the state would lose $2.4 billion in Federal subsidies. Commonwealth Fund
1/12/17 - Republican Governors Support the Expansion of Medicaid - Families USA
12/07/16 - What Coverage and Financing is at Risk Under a Real of the ACA Medicaid Expansion? - Kaiser Family Foundation
12/06/16 - Medicare's Future Depends on Trump-Ryan Alliance - It doesn't appear to be a high priority immediately, but once the ACA repeal is under way... - The Hill
12/04/16 - Medicare Reform Must Happen, But No Plan Yet - Scott Pelley interviewed House Speaker Paul Ryan on "60 Minutes" about all things healthcare and his working relationship with Trump. - CBS News
11/29/16 - Trump picks Seema Verma to Head CMS: A big proponent of privatizing Medicare and using HSAs. - Politico
11/27/16 - Can Speaker Ryan Actually Privatize Medicare? - Politico
11/27/16 - Everything You Wanted to Know About MACRA But Were Afraid to Ask - A consumer's guide to Medicare's new rules on Doctor's pay. Kaiser Health News
11/21/16 - What Would Block Grants or Captitation Spending Limits Mean for Medicaid? - This approach would create funding gaps for states to either absorb or, more likely, offset through new spending and coverage limits.. - The Commonwealth Fund
11/14/16 - Ryan's False Claims About Medicare Going "Broke" - Ryan's claims got a "Four Pinocchio" rating from the Washington Post
11/11/16 - Advocates worry about the future of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which was created through the ACA. Any changes to it could have implications for Maryland's All-Payer model and other delivery system transformation projects. - CMS.gov
11/10/16 - Speaker Paul Ryan says he is determined to roll back 50 years of progress with Medicare. He proposes to privatize it, by having the government provide subsidies for the elderly to purchase their own insurance in the private marketplace. - New York Magazine