Category: Health Center State Policy

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 …

Health Center State Policy

Oregon Study Should Not Torpedo Medicaid Expansion Efforts

By DaShawn Groves As many state legislators are returning to their capitols and governors ready their State of the State addresses, some states have unfinished business pertaining to whether they should expand Medicaid programs. Medicaid expansion opponents will come armed with a recent study on Oregon’s Medicaid expansion effects on emergency room (ER) use. The findings …

Health Center State Policy

New Report Highlights Significant Number of Health Center Patients Remain Uninsured in States that Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

By Heidi Emerson There are significant consequences for health centers in the 25 states that have opted out of the Medicaid expansion provisions in the Affordable Care Act which would allow Medicaid to cover all nonelderly adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Health centers in these 25 states serve …

Health Center State Policy

Guidance on State Partnership Exchanges Released

On Thursday, January 3, CCIIO released new guidance on state partnership exchanges that provides further information on the role of a state and the role of the federal government in both a plan management and a consumer assistance partnership exchange. Topics covered in the guidance include: Plan Management Partnership Exchanges · The scope of state …