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’s Role in Public Emergencies and Health Crises
Jocelyn Guyer and David Rosales, Manatt Health
Medicaid can play a unique and critical role in responding to public emergencies and health crises. This brief by Manatt Health explores the role Medicaid has played in responding to events such as the opioid and HIV/AIDS epidemics, the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the Flint, Michigan lead contamination crisis, and Hurricane Katrina.