• 02.01.19

    Alabama Medicaid Expansion: Summary of Estimated Costs and Savings

    Alabama is currently one of only 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid, leaving more than $1 billion in federal money on the table each year that would boost economic activity and strengthen the ability of hospitals and other healthcare providers to serve residents throughout the state, and ...

  • 01.31.19

    Quantitative Evaluation of a Targeted Medicaid Buy-In for New Mexico

    New Mexico, similar to a number of other states, is exploring a Medicaid buy-in product as part of a broader strategy to expand coverage and affordability of health insurance for residents. Medicaid buy-ins allow people above current Medicaid eligibility levels to pay a premium to receive ...

  • 01.31.19

    Ready for Reform: Behavioral Healthcare in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts has long been a national leader in state-level healthcare reform.

  • 01.16.19

    Spotlight on Colorado: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

    Colorado has addressed the opioid epidemic with an array of public and private initiatives. Yet Colorado’s death rate has stayed consistent with national trends, despite a statewide comprehensive opioid strategy and successful efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions.

  • 01.11.19

    Establishing Connections to Healthcare for Justice-Involved Populations

    With many states expanding Medicaid eligibility, individuals leaving jail or prison are now often able to enroll in health coverage upon release.

  • 12.19.18

    Strategies for an Affordable Medicaid Buy-In Option in Colorado

    In order to address rising costs and continued uncertainty in the individual insurance market, states are beginning to explore offering alternative coverage options to residents in need of premium and cost-sharing relief. One option under consideration is a state-initiated “Medicaid ...

  • 12.13.18

    Spotlight on Pennsylvania: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

    Pennsylvania has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, with prescription opioid-related overdoses growing in the early 2000s and, more recently, high volumes of heroin and fentanyl coursing through the commonwealth due to its strategic location as a major transportation hub. The challenges faced ...

  • 12.07.18

    Evaluating Medicaid Buy-in Options for New Mexico

    Against the backdrop of rising costs for health coverage, uncertainty regarding stability of the individual market and the state’s persistently high uninsurance rate of more than 9%, New Mexico is considering a Medicaid buy-in strategy. Medicaid is New Mexico’s largest payer, covering ...

  • 11.16.18

    Medicaid Payments at Risk for Hospitals Under Public Charge

    Under long-standing immigration law and guidance, individuals who are likely to become a “public charge”—or likely to rely on the government for financial support—can be denied admission to the U.S. or, if they are already in the country legally, may be denied the ability ...

  • 11.14.18

    Addressing Major Drivers of MassHealth Per-Enrollee Spending Growth

    The Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, plays a critical role as a source of health insurance coverage in Massachusetts. It covers a broad range of residents of the commonwealth, including vulnerable populations such as seniors, people with disabilities, and children. It has also become a ...



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