Oregon Leads the Nation By Covering Children in Medicaid from Birth to Kindergarten – Which State Will Be Next??

The Biden Administration announced today that it will approve Oregon’s request to provide continuous Medicaid coverage to children from birth through age five and for two years for all Oregonians enrolled in Medicaid age six and up. This use of Section 1115 authority is precisely what Medicaid demonstrations are for — as we and colleagues […]

Coalition Recommends HHS Take Steps to Improve Medicaid Waiver Process

Section 1115 Medicaid waivers drive a large and growing share of Medicaid spending. Currently, 46 states and D.C. operate some or all of their Medicaid programs under section 1115 demonstration authority. Many of these waivers promote coverage; others undermine it, and in the process, the Medicaid program. Unfortunately, the federal regulations governing section 1115 waivers […]

Texas Medicaid Waiver Trilogy: The Final Installment

The drama over Texas’ Section 1115 Medicaid waiver has come to a somewhat surprising and precipitous close. On April 22nd, 2022 the Biden Administration decided to stop fighting the litigation brought by Texas Attorney General Paxon to reinstate the terms of the Trump Administration’s waiver approval issued on January 15, 2021 (i.e. just a few […]