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    Children’s Health Insurance Program Extended Through Fiscal Year 2027

    The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers nearly 9 million children and is a key contributor to record-low levels of children being uninsured.

  • 03.19.18

    Medicaid: Linchpin in State Strategies to Address Opioid Epidemic

    The nation's opioid epidemic claimed more than 42,000 lives in 2016, and more than 2 million people in the United States have an opioid use disorder (OUD).

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    State Reinsurance Programs: 1332 Waiver Considerations for States

    The Affordable Care Act was designed in part to help bring stability to the individual health insurance market. But faced with a fluid federal regulatory environment, many states continue to encounter challenges, including large premium increases and declining insurer participation. One solution ...

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    Strategies for Connecting Justice-Involved Populations to Health Coverage and Care

    The importance of connecting justice-involved populations to health coverage and care is evident from the high levels of physical and behavioral health issues they experience. Compared with the general population, people in prisons have four times the rate of active tuberculosis, nine to ten times ...

  • 02.28.18

    Estimated Budget Impacts of Expanding MaineCare

    In November 2017, Maine voters approved a referendum to implement expansion of MaineCare under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. In a new memo and presentation deck prepared for the Maine Health Access Foundation, Manatt Health ...

  • 02.07.18

    Manatt on Medicaid: 10 Trends to Watch in 2018

    Medicaid has entered a period of volatile change unprecedented in its 51-year history. With 74 million members nationwide, Medicaid provides health coverage to more than one in four Americans, ensuring access to healthcare not only for children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with ...

  • 02.02.18

    Hospitals and Health Systems Prepare for a Value-Driven Future

    Hospitals and health systems are actively working to serve their communities in numerous ways, including through the adoption of initiatives that control costs, improve outcomes and enhance patient-centered care. Many are working with payers to establish value-based payment (VBP) arrangements to ...

  • 02.02.18

    California Coverage Expansion Proposals: Federal Legal Considerations

    Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, the uninsured rate in California has dropped by nearly half, from 16 percent in 2013 to 9 percent in 2015. However, 2.9 million Californians remained uninsured. And although California policymakers and the California ACA ...

  • 01.31.18

    Sustainable Investment in Social Interventions: Reviewing Rate-Setting Tools

    In a paper prepared for the Commonwealth Foundation, Manatt Health identifies practical strategies that states can deploy to support Medicaid managed care plans and their network providers in addressing social issues.

  • 01.30.18

    Medicare Part D Cost Sharing Trends for Adult Vaccines

    Vaccination utilization among U.S. adults is low, and well below the Healthy People 2020 targets, despite widespread availability of safe and effective vaccines and long-standing use recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization ...