Archive for March, 2017

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  • Medicaid Services for Children: What’s Covered?

    This fact sheet provides information on health services covered by Medicaid's Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) legal requirement. The sheet includes links to other sources for additional information about EPSDT services.

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  • EPSDT is Essential

    National Health Law Program Legal Director Jane Perkins in this Issue Brief provides information about Medicaid's pediatric standards of coverage of youth under 21 called Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT). Perkins notes that "EPSDT is specifically targeted to meet the needs of low-income children. Low-income children are…

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  • Medicaid Expansion and the Republicans’ ACA Repeal Bill

    House Republicans are pushing their "American Health Care Act," as a replacement and reform of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As NHeLP Managing Attorney of the DC office Mara Youdelman details in this fact sheet, the Republicans' measure would "effectively end the Medicaid expansion category by reducing federal funding,…

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  • Medicaid – Fast Facts

    With conservative House Republicans threatening to "reform" Medicaid, you need the facts to understand that reform is not what is being sought. Medicaid provides quality care to tens of millions of low-income individuals and underserved communities. The effort to cap federal funding for the program is aimed at shredding…

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  • What Makes Medicaid, Medicaid? — Affordability

    Medicaid includes provisions to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries are able to afford health care services. In this paper, Senior Policy Analyst David Machledt explains why cost sharing can discourage low-income individuals from seeking health care coverage, and the importance of Medicaid's protections against run away cost sharing mechanisms. Machledt notes that…

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  • Evaluating Medicaid Block Grant & Per Capita Cap Proposals

    As Congress moves forward with consideration of policies to dramatically limit the funding structure of Medicaid, NHeLP Managing Attorney of the DC Office Mara Youdelman provides questions to help in assessing the impact of the forthcoming austerity proposals. "Since the overall goal of Republicans in Congress remains slashing government…

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