Premiums & Cost-sharing

Premiums & Cost-sharing

Biden Administration Adds Protections to Keep Children Covered in CHIP

Today the Biden Administration announced the final federal regulation “Streamlining the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Basic Health Program Application, Eligibility Determination, Enrollment, and Renewal Processes” which, among other things, eliminates outdated red tape barriers to coverage for children insured through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that have been in place since its […]

A Deeper Dive into Florida’s Lawsuit Seeking to Undermine the New Requirement for 12-Months Continuous Eligibility for Children in Separate State CHIP Programs

As my colleague Joan Alker explains, the state of Florida recently sued the federal government to block guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing the new requirement that all states provide 12-months continuous eligibility for children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as of January 1, 2024.  Specifically, […]

Biden Administration Says No to Premiums in Medicaid

Just before the end of the year, the Biden Administration took an important stand protecting people enrolled in Medicaid. Three states (AR, GA, and MT) received news from CMS the week before Christmas on section 1115 Medicaid waiver requests of various kinds – but with one common element – that their plans to charge premiums […]