In This Week’s Update:
- Delivering Medicaid and CHIP Services in School-Based Settings
- Monitoring Health Coverage During the Unwinding
- Expanding Coverage Through Section 1332
- Premium Increases in Early Rate Filings
Delivering Medicaid and CHIP Services in School-Based Settings
CMS recently released guidance as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s effort to strengthen and expand Medicaid school-based services. A new report by Manatt Health summarizes CMS’ guidance to support state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program agencies, state education agencies, and local education agencies in working together to deliver covered Medicaid and CHIP services in school-based settings.
Monitoring Health Coverage During the Unwinding
A blog post from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) to track trends in adult health insurance coverage rates during the unwinding. This blog will be updated on a monthly basis as new HPS data are released.
Expanding Coverage Through Section 1332
Policymakers have increasingly pursued innovative solutions to expand healthcare coverage and address increasing costs in the insurance market. Many have leveraged Section 1332 waivers to create innovative methods for delivering high-quality, cost-effective healthcare by waiving sections of the ACA, while still maintaining fundamental safeguards and protections for people. This guide for policymakers breaks down each step in the 1332 application process.
Premium Increases in Early Rate Filings
CMS has published proposed rate changes for 2024 Marketplace plans. This blog post shares trends in underlying healthcare costs and consumer behavior and prediction on what the premiums consumers could be facing in 2024.