Category: Health Center State Policy

Health Center State Policy

Positive Outcomes for Medicaid Expansion Demonstration in Cleveland

By Kersten Lausch Research demonstrating the value of Medicaid expansion continues to grow. The following is an overview of a recent study that examined how the MetroHealth Care Plus program in Cuyahoga County, Ohio impacted patient care. [Note: Unfortunately, access to the full text of Cebul et al.’s article in Health Affairs requires paid subscription or …

Health Center State Policy

Victory for the ACA: Moving Forward after King v. Burwell

The King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision on Thursday marked a huge victory for ACA proponents. In a 6 -3 ruling, SCOTUS upheld health insurance premiums for eligible individuals in all states—regardless of whether their marketplaces were state or federally-established. The decision was met with both relief and applause by President Obama’s administration. With Congress …

Health Center State Policy

Victory for the ACA: Moving Forward after King v. Burwell

The King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision on Thursday marked a huge victory for ACA proponents. In a 6 -3 ruling, SCOTUS upheld health insurance premiums for eligible individuals in all states—regardless of whether their marketplaces were state or federally-established. The decision was met with both relief and applause by President Obama’s administration. With Congress …

Health Center State Policy

King v Burwell: Potential Implications for Health Centers

In the last two blog posts in our special series on King v. Burwell, we examined the legal grounds of the case, as well as current congressional action to preserve subsidies should SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) rule for King. As a quick reminder, Congress is still without a single contingency plan to …

Health Center State Policy

King v. Burwell: How States and Congress are Preparing for a Post-King World

In our last blog post on King v. Burwell, we highlighted the main legal arguments of the highly anticipated King v. Burwell Supreme Court (SCOTUS) case—which, in brief, examines whether Federally-facilitated marketplaces (FFMs) can offer subsidies to individuals purchasing health insurance outside of State-established marketplaces. With media attention growing, and the decision deadline quickly approaching, …

Health Center State Policy

King v. Burwell: What You Should Know

  With a SCOTUS (Washington-speak for Supreme Court of the United States) decision expected in King v. Burwell by the end of the month, policymakers are under significant pressure to respond to the potential consequence resulting from a ruling for King—namely sweeping changes to subsidy eligibility, and resultantly, those subject to the individual mandate. Despite …

Health Center State Policy

Recent Medicaid Developments from the States

Since the elections, there has been a flurry of Medicaid expansion activity in the states that we wanted to make sure you were aware of. NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire submitted an 1115 waiver to transition their traditional Medicaid expansion into premium assistance in the marketplace for 2015. Read New Hampshire’s proposal here. INDIANA: Indiana received …

Health Center State Policy

What the Election Means for Medicaid Expansion

The Republican gains this week carried through to the state level as well. In terms of Governors, the breakdown shook out to 31 R and 18 D (Alaska is yet to be decided) which is 3 more than the Republicans previously held. In statehouses across the country, Republicans won 10 chambers which resulted in more …

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The 2014 Midterm Elections: Implications for Health Centers

by NACHC Federal Affairs and Advocacy staff What Happened? Tuesday’s elections saw a sweeping victory for the Republican Party in Congressional races across the country, and will return the GOP to the majority in the United States Senate. Republicans will hold at least 53 seats in the Senate (a gain of 8), with the election …