Press Releases

Statement by Joan Alker on Withdrawal of the “Strengthening the Program Integrity of the Medicaid Eligibility Determination Process” Proposed Rule

“Today the Trump Administration wisely withdrew a rule that would have added onerous red tape and slashed enrollment just when people need Medicaid the most, as many lose their jobs and see their hours and wages drastically cut and others are stricken with COVID-19. Medicaid is one of the most powerful tools states have to […]

ACA Help Bring Child Uninsured Rate Down to Record Low

50-State Analysis Finds Improvement Greater in Medicaid Expansion States The rate of uninsurance among children dropped to a historic low of 6% following implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families. The improvement in the uninsured rate for children […]

Florida Faces Decision on Changes to Medicaid Program; Research Shows Extending Coverage Could Save the State Money

In the wake of President Obama’s re-election, uncertainty about implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has disappeared and the State of Florida now faces important decisions regarding its Medicaid program. Among the most critical of these is whether or not to exercise its option to expand Medicaid coverage to Florida residents with […]

Uninsured Rate Declines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Uninsured Rate Declines  (Washington, D.C.) – Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families Co-Director Joan Alker issued the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States report: “The U.S. Census data released today underscore the important contribution the […]