Appeals court hints it will strike down Medicaid work requirements
Three judges on a federal appeals court appeared unconvinced that Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky support the program's mission, since the provisions will curb Medicaid enrollment.
Arkansas shows what Maine can expect from Medicaid work requirements
Early data in Arkansas show that 4,353 lost their health coverage in the first months after the requirements took effect.
Judge strikes down Medicaid work rules in Arkansas, Kentucky
More than 18,000 low-income adults in Arkansas were thrown off Medicaid late last year for failing to meet requirements.
Case hastened on Medicaid work rules in Arkansas, Kentucky
A federal appeals court on Friday agreed to expedite its consideration of a judge's rulings that struck down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky.
What Might a Medicaid Work Requirement Mean?
The Trump administration has made work requirements a hallmark of its Medicaid policy proposals, including the idea in the just-released 2018 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget proposal, and as part of its Medicaid demonstration agenda. The House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) likewise allows states to make having a job a requirement for gaining Medicaid eligibility.
How Medicaid Work Requirements Harm People with Mental Health Conditions
How Medicaid Work Requirements Harm People with Mental Health Conditions March 6, 2018 Medicaid is the nation’s largest payer of mental health services, providing health coverage to 27 percent of adults with a serious mental illness. A new Trump Administration policy that allows states to impose work or work-related requirements on adult Medicaid enrollees, other than those who qualify because they are receiving disability benefits like…
Arkansas’ Medicaid Work Reporting Rules Lead to Staggering Health Coverage Losses
Earlier this week, the state of Arkansas released its final round of data for 2018 for its controversial work reporting requirement policy. The data shows that an additional 1,232 adults lost their…
How Will Medicaid Work Requirements Affect Hospitals’ Finances?
A move in more than a dozen states to impose work requirements as a condition for Medicaid coverage could not only result in people losing health insurance but could also have a detrimental impact on hospitals and economies in local communities. A new Commonwealth Fund report, based on early results from Arkansas’s implementation of work requirements and other recent studies, finds that the new rules could…
Here's What Happened When Arkansas Implemented Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients
Over 8,000 beneficiaries lost coverage in the last two months.
5 Myths About Arkansas's Work Requirements For Medicaid Recipients
All of the hysterics about less than 2 percent of Arkansas’ able-bodied expansion enrollees losing their taxpayer-funded benefits are just that—hysterics.
What's new with Arkansas Medicaid?
Claims submitted without ICD-10 codes on or after 10/01/15 will not be paid. All claims submitted to Arkansas Medicaid for dates of service on and after 10/01/15 must bill using ICD-10 codes. Claims that do
Arizona Patients Should Welcome Medicaid Work Requirements
Medicaid was intended as an insurer of last resort for America's least well-off, not as a subsidy for those who choose not to work. Arizona's proposed Medicaid requirements are an attempt to restore the program's original purpose -- one that other states would do well to emulate.
Arkansas governor seeks appeal of decision voiding Medicaid work rules
“We are in this for the long haul because we believe it is the right policy,” he says.
How Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm Children
When parents have health insurance, their children are more likely to be insured, research shows. That’s a big reason why the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid for parents and other adults significantly increased children’s health coverage, helping drive the uninsured rate for children to a historic low of 4.5 percent in 2016 (see chart).
How Medicaid work requirements could backfire
“That makes it really hard to maintain a job. Who’s going to hire me when there’s some days I can’t fit in a shoe?”
A job-scarce town struggles with Arkansas’s first-in-nation Medicaid work rules
Marianna provides an early reality check on how hard it is to carry out President Trump’s vision of a social safety net that requires most able-bodied people to work — or try to work — when few jobs are to be found.
Why Medicaid Work Requirements Are a Terrible Idea for Texas
Medicaid is a critically important program that pays for more than 50 percent of births in the United States, and covers four in ten Texas children and virtually all Americans...
Concerns Raised Over Medicaid Work Requirements
Members of InsureKY, a coalition of health advocacy groups, is deeply concerned about the impact of the recently re-approved Kentucky Health Waiver. During
What Medicaid Work Requirements Might Mean for People With HIV
These and other rules show that many states, urged on by Trump, are trying to push people off their coverage.
How the Medicaid work requirement could backfire
The loss of Medicaid coverage could actually make it much harder -- if not impossible -- for millions to find work