As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
Medicaid Expansion: Just the Facts
GMMB & Manatt Health Solutions
Updated: April 2016
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), thirty-one states plus the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, providing a substantial base of evidence for the impact of Medicaid expansion, from a variety of perspectives. Data available from these states and a growing research base provide key information about the benefits and the strategic value of expansion. This report, prepared by GMMB and Manatt Health Solutions, presents a set of facts from states that have expanded Medicaid, including information on the budget impact, effect on hospitals and low-income, working adults, and more.