MACPAC Releases FactSheet on CHIP Health Services Initiatives

Not everyone knows that states are allowed to use a limited amount of CHIP funding to implement health services initiatives (HSIs) – activities that protect the public health, promote a state’s capacity to deliver public health services, or accomplish public health goals relating to improving the health of children, including children in Medicaid and CHIP. […]

States Leaning In: Washington Doubles Down on Efforts to Shore up Market, Protect Consumers

Recently, the Commonwealth Fund published scorecards on state health system performance. These tallies, informed in part by CHIR research, evaluate each state on a range of health care metrics, including access to care and income-based health disparities. One of the top-performing states is Washington State, ranked fourth in the country; the state has risen ten spots since the last […]

More Sabotage: Trump Administration Cuts Marketplace Premium Subsidies

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020, which finalized a harmful provision first proposed in January that would effectively reduce the amount of premium tax credits available to purchase marketplace plans over time.  Like prior Administration actions that have sabotaged the marketplaces, this would […]