Health Grassroots Advocacy in the States: Strengthening Public Health Insurance – Q&A with Families USA

With contributions from Lisa Shapiro, Joe Weissfeld, Cheryl Parcham, & Justin Mendoza. One in five Americans and almost half of all children get their healthcare coverage through Medicaid. Public health insurance programs buoy families’ health and economic security, building opportunity for all. It is critical that these programs are strong and that they are as…

How to Improve Medicaid Today – Q&A with Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

With contributions from Elisabeth Burak & Joan Alker What is the untapped potential of Medicaid? CHIP? Medicaid and CHIP are joint federal-state programs that serve more than one in three kids annually. Medicaid is by far the more important program of the two. States administer Medicaid with the federal government setting parameters and paying a…

Public Health Insurance & Disability Supports – Q&A with Center for American Progress

With contributions from Rebecca Cokley, Director, Disability Justice Initiative Public health insurance programs are vast policies with many differences from state to state. It can be difficult to understand the effects of potential changes and why they are so critical for families. One group that is especially affected by changes to SCHIP and Medicaid are…

Medicaid Expansion: What We’ve Learned – Q&A with Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

With contributions from Judy Solomon, Senior Fellow Medicaid coverage differs vastly from state to state and these differences matter to people’s health, economic security, and livelihood. When states gained the option to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, it provided an excellent opportunity to study the impact of this policy by comparing…

Medicaid and Wealth Inequality: Meet the researcher – Naomi Zewde

Thursday, March 19 * 2:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern Does Medicaid have an impact on whether poor families can stay in their homes? What about on poverty rates? How has Medicaid expansion affected families experiencing poverty?   Learn all of this and more with Naomi Zewde! Naomi is an Assistant Professor of health policy and…

A Medicaid Overview – Q&A with Kaiser Family Foundation

With contributions from Samantha Artiga, Director, Disparities Policy Project The Kaiser Family Foundation focuses on national health issues through policy analysis, journalism, and communications. KFF serves as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis, and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community, and the public. Let’s start with a high-level overview of Medicaid – its…