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September 2021

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This blog examines the results from the 2021 release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index which show that the nation’s protections from large-scale health threats remain highly variable across the country. 

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar discusses the research on how Medicaid saves lives, reduces costs, and helps eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

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09.2021 / By Urban Institute

This report examines policies to improve continuous postpartum coverage after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.

Commentary

This expert perspective summarizes the provisions of the No Surprises Act relating to air ambulances and notes particular implications for state regulators and marketplace officials.

Commentary

This paper includes considerations and approaches to promote equity and improve public health capacity to prevent, detect and respond to HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB during the public health emergency and beyond.

Chart

This map and chart provides updated information states' vaccination and mask mandates in schools across United States.

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This map and chart highlight dental benefits for general adults and pregnant populations enrolled in Medicaid.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar shared findings from a published Manatt Health issue brief for SHVS on Medicaid’s role in combating the maternal mortality crisis.

Graphic

This infographic examines how expanded coverage has saved lives, reduced health care costs, narrowed racial disparities, and provided peace of mind to those who would otherwise have been uninsured.

Resource Page

This resource page compiles the latest Robert Wood Johnson funded research on the benefits of closing the Medicaid coverage gap.

Blog

This blog post examines how the American Rescue Plan Act affected the affordability, choice, and coverage stability of health plans on 12 different state-based marketplaces. 

Commentary

This expert perspective explores how state Medicaid managed care programs and health plans can work collaboratively to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates for the more than 55 million Medicaid enrollees in comprehensive managed care plans.

Podcast

This report provides updated excerpts of health disparities and health equity language from Medicaid managed care contracts and requests for proposals from 15 states and the District of Columbia as well as the contract for California’s state-based marketplace, Covered California.

Brief

This guide describes recommended process steps for states to integrate a focus on health equity in their Medicaid managed care programs.

Blog

This blog post outlines the potential coverage gains, state cost savings, and improved health outcomes that would occur if the remaining 12 nonexpansion states extending their Medicaid programs in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. 

Commentary

This brief examines how New York is expanding changes to the race and ethnicity questions system-wide for the next open enrollment period and how the state is considering additional revisions in hopes of further enhancing the quality and completeness of its data.

Brief

This brief aims to assist state and federal analysts with survey development and/or analysis of existing survey data to generate estimates of health insurance coverage and access to care across racial and ethnic groups and according to nativity and/or immigrant status.

Brief

This issue brief outlines key priorities and considerations for modernizing Immunization Information Systems, including leveraging federal funding available to support these efforts.

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This interactive map and chart summarize proposed and approved legislation since 2018, Medicaid waivers, financial estimates, and other initiatives designed to extend coverage during the postpartum period.

Blog

This blog examines how states and other stakeholders have another chance to weigh in on Tennessee’s 10-year Medicaid funding demonstration which was approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in early January during the final days of the Trump administration.

Blog

This blog post explores seven key considerations for health care organizations, Medicaid programs, and advocacy organizations to facilitate family engagement in program and policy design and implementation.

Commentary

This brief offers practical considerations to help health systems and provider practices incorporate a focus on racial equity to enhance trauma-informed care efforts.

Commentary

This op-ed argues for Medicaid Expansion in the North Carolina, highlighting the success Virginia had in extending access to health care through its expansion.

Commentary

09.2021 / By David Schaefer

This op-ed, authored by David Schaefer of the Georgia Budget Policy Institute, argues that closing the Medicaid coverage gap in Georgia will also increase access to health care and strengthen health infrastructure in rural communities.

Commentary

This op-ed provides arguments for Medicaid expansion in Wyoming from the perspective of provider organizations.

Commentary

09.2021 / By April Holman

This op-ed argues the need for Kansas to expand its Medicaid program to close the "coverage gap".

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Naomi, whose Medicaid coverage helps provide critical services for her son born with chronically and medically complex conditions.

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