Threats to Medicaid On Hold in Kansas – For Now

Amanda Gress is with Kansas Action for Children   As the Kansas Legislature kicked of the 2018 session in January, threats to health care for Kansas children and families insured by Medicaid loomed large. Five months later, we are thankful that extremely harmful policy proposals are on hold – at least for the time being. Last […]

President Trump’s Executive Order Focuses on Reducing Poverty but Many Administration Policies Run Counter to that Goal

The President issued an executive order yesterday titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility”. It requires the Secretaries of Treasury, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, HHS, HUD, Transportation and Education to review all regulations and guidance to ensure they are in compliance with the executive order and submit a list of recommended regulatory […]

Mississippi’s Proposed Medicaid Work Rule Would Disproportionately Harm Mothers Living in Small Towns and Rural Areas of State

Mississippi’s request for a Medicaid work requirement has emerged as the one to watch. Its section 1115 waiver is now awaiting federal action and could well be the test of whether states that have never accepted the Medicaid expansion can impose this sort of requirement on their most vulnerable parents. CCF, working with the Mississippi […]

Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement: Impact on Mississippi’s Low-Income Families

Introduction Mississippi has joined a handful of states seeking federal permission to require parents and caregivers who qualify for Medicaid to prove they are working at least 20 hours a week or participating in an approved work activity before receiving health coverage. Called the “Mississippi Workforce Training Initiative,” the application for a Section 1115 demonstration […]

The Impact of Alabama’s Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement on Low-Income Families with Children

What is Alabama proposing to do? Alabama is seeking federal permission through a Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver to require parents and caregivers who rely on Medicaid to work 20 to 35 hours a week, prove they are looking or training for a job or do community service before receiving Medicaid. This proposal targets the […]