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Partner Event: How Medicaid Supports Trauma-Informed Care for Children – GIH

Grantmakers in Health webinar November 21, 2019 Learn more and register here Join GIH for this webinar. Experiencing trauma in childhood increases the risk of chronic disease and behavioral health issues throughout life. The Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for approximately 40 percent of children and youth aged 0-18 in the United States, is…

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State by State: Medicaid Facts

This great interactive tool by the Kaiser Family Foundation provides facts for each state on coverage, expansion policies, types of services covered, and more.

10 Things to Know About Medicaid

This article from the Kaiser Family Foundation outlines the ten most critical facts to understand Medicaid. This is the perfect place to start if you are looking for a quick read to catch you up on how Medicaid is structured and what and who it covers (and doesn’t).

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion

The Kaiser Family Foundation performed a review of over 300 research studies on the effects of Medicaid expansion. This literature review includes information on access to care, use of health care facilities, quality of care, health outcomes, affordability, and more. Expansion states saw increased health care coverage, improved measures of health care access, more positive…

Research on Work Requirements & Medicaid

The Urban Institute compiles research on the impacts of work requirements for safety net programs, including Medicaid, TANF, and SNAP. Here is a roundup of some of their work: Urban Institute compilation of research on work requirements Lessons for Medicaid from TANF and SNAP work requirements What happens when a state institutes Medicaid work requirements?…

Medicaid Expansion & Hospital Closures

Hospitals in rural America rely heavily on public support to stay open. Across the country, rural hospitals are facing closures. This news story highlights one effect of Medicaid expansion in rural communities – additional funding that keeps hospitals open and Americans from having to travel far distances for emergency or routine care.