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State Snapshots of Children’s Health Coverage

As Say Ahhh! readers well know, Medicaid and CHIP are a primary source of coverage for children, particularly the most vulnerable children. But even people who know the importance of our public coverage programs are often surprised to learn key statistics about Medicaid and CHIP. For example, did you know that: 57 percent of all […]

Congress Must Act Quickly on CHIP

As regular readers of SayAhhh! know, funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will expire on September 30, 2017. Medicaid and CHIP have worked together to bring the nation’s uninsurance rate for children down to a historic high of 95%. Whether the country will continue moving forward on this critical question is a key […]

CCF-AAP State Snapshots of Children’s Coverage

How Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA Cover Children Children’s health insurance coverage has reached historic levels in the United States, thanks to Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created factsheets for the nation as well as all 51 states (including the […]

Running CMS: What it’s Like, and What Seema Verma May Do

POLITICO Pulse Check During POLITICO’s podcast, Seema Verma’s role as the CMS health policy consultant is discussed. Then, Tom Scully and Joan Alker are interviewed, and present their opinions on the said topic. … WHAT IT’S LIKE TO RUN CMS, AND WHAT VERMA MAY DO – On POLITICO’s “Pulse Check” podcast, former CMS administrator Tom Scully walks […]

Arizona is Trying to Impose a Lifetime Cap on Medicaid Coverage

By Jesse Cross-Call, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Arizona will soon send a proposal to the federal government to place a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid coverage for adults under 65 who don’t have a disability. The government should reject the proposed time limit, which would lead to coverage losses and increase hardship among older, low-income […]