Des Moines Register editorial writer wins Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize citation states that Dominick won “for examining in a clear, indignant voice, free of cliché or sentimentality, the damaging consequences for poor Iowa residents of privatizing the state’s administration of Medicaid.” The Register invited Iowans to share the experiences they have had with Medicaid under privatized management, which allowed Dominick to put a human face on denials […]

Adding a Work Requirement to Medicaid Could Hurt Kentucky’s Economy

In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a waiver of Medicaid rules requested by the state of Kentucky. Under the HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long-Term Health) waiver, Kentucky will require an estimated 350,000 able-bodied Medicaid beneficiaries who are not primary caregivers and/or pregnant to work, complete job training, or […]

The Growth of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs: 2017 Update

Executive Summary State Medicaid Agencies have rapidly increased the use of managed care to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS). Medicaid spending for managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) more than doubled in three years from fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2015, and growth is expected to continue as states implement new programs.1 As […]