Medicaid

This report is a summary of early findings from a four-state consortium dedicated to strengthening the early child health and development services offered through Medicaid. The consortium was the first effort in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative. The report outlines how the Consortium states – North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Washington […]

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  • Publications

    In March 2006, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a small invitational symposium on child health coverage. This brief summarizes key suggestions which emerged during the symposium discussion about lessons learned over the past decade of state efforts to increase rates of child health coverage. Participants in the symposium reviewed and discussed […]

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  • This brief summarizes presentations made at NASHP’s 2004 annual state health policy conference during a session on “Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Mental Development.” The session focused on the evidence base, state program highlights, a discussion of the ABCD program, and ways to use the Medicaid program to better support early childhood social and emotional development. […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid
  • Publications

    This report examines how states are addressing the healthy mental development of children ages birth to 3 and is based on a survey of Medicaid, maternal and child health, and children’s mental health agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report addresses critical issues confronting states, common approaches to addressing them, […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    This report briefly reviews findings from the health services research literature on issues related to charging premiums for public health coverage programs. Findings from an October 2002 survey of the 41 current Medicaid buy-in programs operated by 29 states also are presented. Finally, a discussion of the implications of the research findings from the perspectives […]

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    March 26, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), which provided care to 5 million Medicaid enrollees in 2005, have a special relationship with Medicaid programs. The complex package of measures in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) raises particular considerations for these health centers. While their role in the safety net is recognized in the DRA, important […]

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    March 26, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • Publications

    This State Health Policy Monitor gives an overview of the key features of state laws designed to expand dependent coverage options for young adults. Policy makers are becoming aware that young adults are the fastest growing group of uninsured in America. In fact, they are more likely to be uninsured than any other age group. […]

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    March 26, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • Following the lead of two pioneering states – Rhode Island and South Carolina – that sought to expand access to family planning services for women of childbearing age, 26 states now operate Medicaid family planning waiver programs. The programs help women avoid unintended pregnancy, improve maternal and child health, and save states millions of dollars. […]

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    March 26, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • Publications

    There is evidence that homeless people, especially the chronically homeless, incur high health care costs, much of which may be paid for with Medicaid funds. There is also evidence that health care costs are reduced when homeless people with intensive medical needs enter supportive housing, which combines affordable, stable housing with care workers who assist […]

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    March 25, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • This State Health Policy Briefing is the fourth in a series that examines the status of Medicaid family planning waivers, and provides an overview of the health outcomes associated with expanding family planning coverage. Twenty-six states have Medicaid §1115 family planning waivers to help promote reproductive health, help women avoid unintended pregnancies, and improve infant […]

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    March 25, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid