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  • With many new governors in office and state legislatures in session, policymakers in nearly all of the 14 states that have not implemented the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion are considering various proposals to broaden coverage on their own terms. Additionally, states that recently expanded Medicaid through ballot initiatives are taking different approaches toward implementation, […]

    February 26, 2019 | Filed under: Front Page, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Tackling the Opioid Crisis: What State Strategies Are Working?

    Among the many issues  confronting new state governors and their administrations, the opioid crisis may be one of the most urgent and complex, and may leave the most devastating legacy. Opioids kill 130 Americans every day. For state policy makers, the ripple effect of the crisis reaches beyond health care systems to impact public safety […]

  • 2018 Elections and State Health Policy: Expect More Innovation

    Significant state health policy changes are on the horizon as a result of Tuesday’s elections, which ushered in new governors and political changes in state legislatures across the country. Seven governorships (IL, ME, MI, NV, NM, KS, and WI) will switch parties and be steered by Democrats who all campaigned on health policy proposals. The […]

    November 8, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • Voters in Several States Will Decide Whether to Expand Medicaid this Fall

    Voters in several states will decide whether to expand Medicaid – or preserve their expanded coverage — when they go to the polls this November. Medicaid expansion will be on Utah’s ballot, and is expected to be presented to Idaho and Nebraska voters this fall if enough signatures are collected. Montana’s Medicaid expansion is scheduled […]

    July 12, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page
  • Where States Stand on Medicaid Expansion

    The map below tracks implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion in all states, as of September 18, 2019. The map indicates whether states are using alternative approaches through demonstration waivers, and also features information about state legislation or citizen referendums, governors’ stances, and other analyses. Expanding Medicaid increases coverage for people earning up to 138 […]