Medicaid Reform

Background: Established in 1965 along with Medicare, Medicaid is a joint federal and state government run program that provides health care services to low-income Americans. Today, almost 73 million Americans are covered by Medicaid. It is the nation’s largest single health coverage program in the nation. For Fiscal Year 2015, combined federal and state Medicaid spending surpassed $500 billion, with the federal government contributing almost 62 percent of the spending and the states contributing about 38 percent.

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Medicaid Reform

Background: Established in 1965 along with Medicare, Medicaid is a joint federal and state government run program that provides health care services to low-income Americans.…

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Senate Health Care Bill Could Be Greatest Entitlement Reform in a Generation

By Robert Moffit, Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow in Health Policy Studies The Senate health care bill (the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017) would fundamentally…

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Obama Says Health Bill Will ‘Ruin’ Medicaid. Here’s Why the Program Needs Reform.

By Jarrett Stepman, Editor for The Daily Signal The much-anticipated Senate health care bill dropped Thursday morning, and the hot takes poured in. While analysts are scrambling to…

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Trump’s Budget Puts Medicaid on a Path to Long-Needed Reform

By Robert Moffit, Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow in Health Policy Studies Medicaid, the huge government health program for the poor and the indigent, is broken.…

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ObamaCare Repeal Must Include Medicaid Reform

By David M. McIntosh, President of Club for Growth & Michael A. Needham, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Action for America. At this point it is…

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The Major Entitlement Overhaul That Could Be Part of Trump’s Budget

By Fred Lucas, White House Correspondent for The Daily Signal President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, to be rolled out Tuesday, likely will include Medicaid reform. But…

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Medicaid Expansion and Kansas

By Drew Gonshorowski, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Simulations To expand Medicaid or to not expand Medicaid? That’s still the question facing lawmakers in…

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Non-expansion States Should Follow Kansas’ Lead

Last week, two states rejected measures to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. The Missouri House voted down a Medicaid expansion. In Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback vetoed…

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Heritage Expert Testifies Before Congress on the Failures of Obamacare

The House Budget Committee held a hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to discuss Obamacare’s negative impact on patients, employers, and the economy. Chairman Diane Black,…

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NC Governor Promises Medicaid Expansion Despite Looming Obamacare Repeal

By Gloria Taylor Just days after being sworn into office, the new Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, announced his intention to expand the state’s…

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Medicaid Expansion Leaves Thousands Waiting in Line

By Gloria Taylor A November report from Illinois Policy, surveying data from the Illinois Department of Human Services, highlights the serious consequences of federal bureaucracy…

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Medicaid is Failing Low-Income Americans

By Gloria Taylor A new study released last week by the New England Journal of Medicine shows the expansion of Medicaid in Oregon has led…

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