COVID-19 Medicaid Waiver Soup Explained

Over the past month there has been an explosion of Medicaid waiver activity relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This activity is not to be confused with the implosion of the Medicaid section 1115 work requirements waivers, which would undermine coverage.  Instead, the COVID-related waivers are designed to help state Medicaid programs respond to the pandemic, […]

HIDING THE BALL: The Trump Administration’s Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver Policy has Entered a New and Dangerous Phase

Section 1115 Medicaid waivers have been the tool of choice for the Trump Administration and CMS Administrator Verma’s efforts to mold Medicaid to their wishes since Congress failed to do so in 2017. Unfortunately, their wishes include allowing states to erect barriers to coverage (such as work requirements, raising costs for beneficiaries) and a recent […]