Medicaid Expansion Increased Preventive Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women, New Study Finds

Medicaid expansion increased the use of key preventive health services by women before and after pregnancy, a new study published in Health Affairs found. The findings add to the evidence that expanding Medicaid coverage to all low-income adults does translate into more utilization of preventive care that can improve the health and wellbeing of women […]

HIV and Medicaid Expansion: Failure of Southern States to Expand Medicaid Makes Elimination of HIV Infection in the United States Much Harder to Achieve

By Adam Searing, JD, MPH and Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH Introduction Advances in public health programs and medical treatment mean HIV can be treated successfully in the long term, improving the health of individuals and reducing the spread of the virus. While the federal government has multiple initiatives aimed at addressing and eventually eliminating […]

Medicaid Managed Care Procurement: Opportunity for Transparency?

In most states, the responsibility for ensuring that children enrolled in Medicaid receive needed services rests with managed care organizations (MCOs).  They are stewards for millions of children and billions of Medicaid funding intended to meet children’s health care needs.  Yet there is little transparency about how individual MCOs are performing for children.  The logical […]