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April 2021

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Webinar & Presentations

This webinar is the second in a three-part webinar series focusing on opportunities for early childhood and Medicaid programs to better support families with young children in the current and post-pandemic environment.

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Commentary

This commentary draws from examples of states participating in the Aligning Early Childhood and Medicaid program and additional states to explore strategies for leveraging cross-agency collaborations and strengthening Medicaid to support early childhood and parental mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and beyond.

Brief

This brief reviews the policy and operational considerations for states of the new option to extend postpartum coverage in the American Rescue Plan Act.

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This brief summarizes the time frames for emergency measures for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar & Presentations

This presentation outlines the key provisions of the Medicaid program.

Report

This report includes a collection of summarized evidence on how Medicaid can improve the health of states' residents and communities.

Brief

This brief highlights the stories of people who have benefited from Medicaid coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar explores practical strategies to assess and address hunger needs faced by families during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, including leveraging early childhood systems and the Help Me Grow system model to address child food insecurity.

Report

This report describes trends and variation in alcohol-involved death rates at the state and national levels and among demographic subgroups using vital statistics data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2006 to 2019.

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This toolkit outlines template language that state-based marketplaces can adapt and use in consumer-facing communications regarding new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information about how consumers can receive relief from repayment of excess advance premium tax credits for 2020 under the American Rescue Plan Act.

Report

This report describes the American Rescue Plan Act's (ARPA) Medicaid matching rate provision and also assesses its fiscal impact for each of the states that have not yet expanded Medicaid, while comparing the available new federal dollars to the cost of expansion.

Brief

This brief seeks to show the maximum potential impact of the American Rescue Plan Act's (ARPA) enhanced marketplace subsidies on health insurance coverage by modeling the new subsides as if they were permanent changes.

Report

This report assesses how material hardship changed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, between December 2019 and December 2020.

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Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Laticia, who grew up in the foster care system and was able to access Medicaid coverage that helped her get the mental health care she needed.

Commentary

This commentary highlights the need for states and localities to align varied federal funding streams to maximize effectiveness and sustainability.

This journal article describes patterns of perinatal uninsurance and health outcomes of women experiencing uninsurance.

Report

This report describes nonelderly adults’ perceptions of discrimination and unfair judgment while seeking health care in the months leading up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Kerstin, who was born with cerebral palsy and relies on Medicaid coverage for her extensive medical needs.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Juan, who was born with cerebral palsy and whose Medicaid coverage helps him to work and live an independent life.

Commentary

This commentary features discussions with several state Medicaid officials to learn more about how their agencies—and specifically their Medicaid managed care organizations—are leveraging partnerships and data to advance their vaccination efforts.

Report

This report highlights state-level strategies that aim to improve reporting of race and ethnicity data in vaccine distribution, use data to plan for allocation and distribution according to need, overcome systemic inequities that lead to differential access to COVID-19 vaccinations, and build trust in COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 vaccination processes.

Commentary

This commentary outlines how vaccinating children against COVID-19 will be crucial to reaching herd immunity in the United States.

Brief

This brief describes the American Rescue Plan Act's home- and community-based services federal medical assistance percentage increase provision, the requirements for states receiving the enhanced federal funding, and considerations and next steps for state policymakers.

Report

This report investigates differences in Black and white patient safety measures using complete hospital discharge records from 26 states in 2017 and further examines whether some of these differences in patient safety quality can be attributed to the hospitals into which they are admitted.

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