Where people live, work and play -- and the experiences they have, especially growing up -- matters. These social determinants of health (SDOH) include a broad array of social and environmental risk factors such as poverty, housing stability, early childhood education, access to primary care, access to healthy food, incarceration and discrimination. State policy makers are increasingly focused on SDOH because of their important influence on health care outcomes and Medicaid spending.
State policy makers are increasingly focused on social determinants of health (SDOH) because of the important influence of these determinants on health care outcomes and Medicaid spending. This issue brief digs into opportunities that states have to account for SDOH in Medicaid programs.
Continuing in this series of recent webinars on federal Medicaid proposals, this will explore BCRA’s block grant and bonus pool proposals and the marketplace tax subsidy alternative for people with incomes below 138% of the poverty level (those at risk of losing Medicaid coverage in expansion states as a result of elimination of enhanced funding under BCRA.)