Medicaid

This paper discusses the options that states have to include dental benefits in a health care reform plan, if the state desires to do so. Oral health resides, for all intents and purposes, in a different world from general health. Dental care is separate in financing and insurance; provider education, licensing, and regulation; and service […]

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  • Publications

    Youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems often share many traits: a history of abuse or neglect, mental health and substance abuse needs, low incomes, and likely eligibility for public insurance programs. For both populations, custody transitions provide an opportunity to screen youth for Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) eligibility. […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    Early access to high-quality child health care and development programs builds a foundation that ensures each child the optimum chance to grow strong physically, emotionally, and socially. Medicaid, the primary insurer for more than a quarter of all children in the United States, is the critical link to building this foundation for poor and low-income […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications
  • Most Americans assume that our health insurance safety net covers the poor, regardless of family status.  In reality, a majority of uninsured Americans are low-income, childless adults who are not eligible for public health insurance programs. Out of the approximately 47 million people who are currently uninsured in the United States, 34 percent or 16 […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • Publications

    State policies have a strong influence on the ability of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to participate in managed care arrangements. The 2000 Institute of Medicine report, “America’s Health Care Safety Net: Intact but Endangered,” examined the impact of Medicaid managed care on the future integrity and viability of safety net providers, such as community […]

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    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    Poor access to oral health care and low utilization of oral health services by publicly insured people have been persistent problems that states and their Medicaid programs have grappled with for decades. However, there are groups of Medicaid enrollees – such as young children, pregnant women, people with developmental disabilities, and people living in rural […]

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    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Oral Health, Publications
  • Early prenatal care plays a critical role in the health of pregnant women and their babies. Access to early prenatal care can lead to better birth outcomes, healthier babies, and reduced health care costs. Presumptive eligibility in Medicaid has become an important strategy for improving access to prenatal care for low-income pregnant women. Presumptive eligibility […]

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    February 12, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • Publications

    Nearly two thirds of the nation’s 8.9 million uninsured children are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid and SCHIP. This new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, the National Program Office for the Maximizing Enrollment for Kids program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines strategies states can use to increase enrollment […]

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    February 11, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • Medicaid

    Medicaid is a state-federal program that provides health insurance coverage to 59 million low-income Americans in all 50 states, the territories, and the District of Columbia.  Approximately one-fifth of all U.S. citizens rely on Medicaid for their health insurance coverage. Nearly all of NASHP’s work touches Medicaid in some way. NASHP provides information and technical […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • Assisted Living

    Assisted living has become an important residential care option within many states’ home and community based services systems, providing supportive and health-related services and assistance with activities of daily living.  Since assisted living services are not typically funded by the Medicaid program except through state-designed waiver programs, the definition, regulation and oversight of this community […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Landing Page, Medicaid