News & Press Releases
By Daniela Hernandez
When Fabrizio Mancinelli applied for health insurance through California's online marketplace nine months ago, he ran into a frustrating snag.
By Robert Pear
WASHINGTON—Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report.
By Nathaniel Weixel
Medicaid expansion remains a contentious issue among governors and state legislatures, but those that have been holding out for political or economic reasons may be able to look to Arkansas for inspiration. Despite having a supermajority of Republicans in both the House and Senate, the state was able to expand coverage to Medicaid beneficiaries using a premium assistance model - the so-called "private option." And despite a recent GAO report that called into question the methods CMS used to approve the state's waiver, many analysts I spoke with said the private option can work elsewhere.