This 9-page healthcare reform quarterly package for Q2 2014 features two main articles focusing on Medicaid. It also offers a profile of Andrew Slavitt, named second-in-command at CMS, who will oversee day-to-day decisionmaking regarding Obamacare implementation;a timeline of key reform developments in the second quarter; and a look at a second quarter reform "winner" and "loser."
The first main article highlights North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat who is challenging state leaders to carry out the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Hagan and other Democrats have rallied around Medicaid expansion as they go up against a difficult electoral climate in November. The second main article focuses on how insurers and states are attempting to smooth Medicaid coverage transitions. Small changes in income, called "churn," can bump families in and out of Medicaid eligibility, and the article delves into how insurers and states seek to ensure coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans.
What you will take away from this special report:
- Understand key policy issues in Medicaid and how they will affect the November elections.
- Learn how "churn" can affect families' Medicaid eligibility and what policy makers are doing to address the issue.
- Identify areas where Medicaid eligibility guidelines need to be better developed.
Published July 28, 2014