Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Opens in North Carolina

On December 1, North Carolina became the latest state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, meaning approximately 600,000 residents now have access to comprehensive health coverage. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is now providing links and information on how to quickly apply for coverage either online, over the phone, […]

Report Finds Child Uninsured Rate Improved in 2022, Warns Progress Under Threat as Eligible Children Lose Coverage During Medicaid Unwinding

This week we were joined by Stacey Pogue, a senior policy analyst with Every Texan and Dr. Valerie Borum Smith, a pediatrician and President-Elect of the Texas Society of Pediatricians to release our annual report on child health coverage trends. Our report showed the number of uninsured children declined in 2022 to one of the […]

North Carolina and Hawaii Make 10: States Advancing Medicaid/CHIP Multi-Year Continuous Eligibility for Young Children

It’s hard to keep up with the rapid progress in the number of states seeking federal approval to adopt multi-year continuous coverage for children covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Since we last took stock, North Carolina and Hawaii have proposed 1115 waivers to adopt continuous eligibility for children from birth […]

New CBO Study Explores the Long-Term Fiscal Benefits of Medicaid Coverage in Childhood

There is a large and growing body of research demonstrating the long-term benefits of Medicaid coverage during childhood and during pregnancy.  This includes better health and lower incidence of disability in adulthood, higher educational attainment, and greater earnings and intergenerational mobility.  Now, in a new working paper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has conducted an […]