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Improving Access to Health Coverage for Transitional Youth

NASHP produced this report and webinar to help states provide Medicaid and SCHIP coverage to youth involved with or exiting foster care and juvenile justice systems. The report focuses on simplifying enrollment, enhancing retention through transitions, and integrating services with partners. The webinar slides present the report findings in brief and highlight programs in New Mexico and Washington that focus on the juvenile justice system and youths released from incarceration.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51658

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The Three E's: Enrollment, Employment, and Earnings in the Medicaid Buy-In Program, 2006

Find here a profile of enrollment, employment, and earnings in the 32 states with both a Medicaid Buy-In program and a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) in 2006. Specifically, the report identifies how employment and earnings are influenced by the characteristics of participants and state programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51587

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A Reporter's Toolkit: Medicaid

Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this toolkit features key facts, a brief background section, story ideas, lists of selected experts, websites, and a glossary. Designed for reporters, the resources will be useful for congressional staff, researchers, health policy students and many others. This toolkit explains who Medicaid covers, how it is financed, how it differs from Medicare, how states can alter Medicaid through federal waivers, and what the future holds for the program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51428

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Medicaid Buy-in Enrollment Projections for Kentucky - Lessons from Other States

This report provides estimates of likely enrollments in Kentucky should the state implement a Buy-in program. The estimates are based on a statistical analysis of data from states that have implemented programs. The analysis takes into account both characteristics of the states and characteristics of the states’ programs that are likely to affect enrollments. Relevant considerations include the number of individuals with disabilities, participation rates and the state’s economy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51374

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Projected Enrollment and Costs of North Carolina\'s Health Coverage for Workers with Disabilities

This chart, developed by the North Carolina MIG, projects the estimated costs and enrollment in health coverage for individuals with disabilities in the workforce. The numbers are based on a cost of $1,210 per individual, per month and covers the five years of the program (2007-2012).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51267

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Understanding Enrollment Trends and Participant Characteristics of the Medicaid Buy-In Program, 2003-2004

Advances in medicine and technology plus changes in social attitudes have improved employment opportunities for working-age adults with disabilities. Despite progress there are still barriers to employment. The Medicaid Buy-In program is an important component of the federal effort to make it easier for people with disabilities to work without losing health benefits. This report, the third in a series offers a profile of the 28 states with both Buy-In programs and Medicaid Infrastructure Grants.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50867

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Dual Eligibles: Medicaid Enrollment and Spending for Medicare Beneficiaries in 2003

This report provides the latest national and state data on Medicaid enrollment and spending for individuals enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare, also known as dual eligibles. Nationally, there are 7.5 million dual eligibles and while they comprise 14 percent of the Medicaid population, they account for 40 percent of Medicaid spending.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50710

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Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Data Update - July 2005

Over the last four years, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has been tracking the national development of the three main Medicaid HCBS programs that states can operate: (1) optional 1915(c) HCBS waivers, (2) the mandatory home health benefit, and (3) the optional state plan personal care services benefit. This brief presents expenditures and participant data on all three Medicaid HCBS programs and findings from the survey of policies on 1915(c) waivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50672

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Understanding Medicare and Medicaid: Fundamentals and Issues for the New Congress

This electronic briefing book was distributed at a seminar requested by congressional staff to provide an overview of the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children’s Health Insurance programs. The sessions featured experts from the Government Accountability Office, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Congressional Research Service, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, plus public and private entities. This link contains presentations, handouts, reports, websites, and other resources.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50454


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