Tag Archives: Medicaid

A spillover effect: Medicaid expansion leads to healthier dietary choices

Besides providing healthcare to millions, Medicaid helps recipients make healthier food choices according to UConn research published in the journal Health Economics. UConn Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Rigoberto Lopez, Rebecca Boehm now an economist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Xi He now a post-doctoral researcher at the Iowa State were interested… Read More »

Trump admin’s Medicaid work requirements struck down by appeals court

Dive Brief: A federal appeals court Friday unanimously ruled against Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirements, a signature policy pushed by President Donald Trump’s administration that ties eligibility to the public insurance program for the poor to work or job training. The ruling will halt other work requirements implemented in other states beyond just Arkansas, according to University… Read More »

Federal proposals to limit Medicaid funding would hit community health centers hard

Most states that transitioned to block grant funding for Medicaid — in which the federal government provides a fixed annual sum — would see lower revenue for their community health centers that care for Medicaid beneficiaries and other residents. Under a block grant, total health center revenues generated by the Medicaid expansion population would drop… Read More »