Community Health Centers Would Suffer under Federal Block Grants or Per-Capita Caps for Medicaid

Community health centers are an essential source of care for people in every state, including millions of those with Medicaid coverage. A new study estimates the magnitude of impacts on health centers if Congress were to pass proposals like those it recently considered to change how the federal government allocates money to state Medicaid programs: block grants and per-capita caps.

Noted Public Health Researchers File Brief in Support of Kentucky Medicaid Work Challenge

Available on this website, the brief explains why 48 public health scholars are supporting a lawsuit challenging the Kentucky HEALTH work demonstration project.

Report Documents Importance of Community Health Centers for Underserved Communities

A new report documents the increasingly visible role that community health centers are playing in the maturing, post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care market. Issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the report was published in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaking for the Record: The Public Health Implications of Medicaid Work Experiments

Sara Rosenbaum explains why she and 42 other health experts submitted an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit brought by a group of Medicaid enrollees challenging the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s approval of the Kentucky Medicaid work requirement.

Research Predicting Effects of Block Grants on Medicaid Highlighted at AcademyHealth Meeting

Anne Markus is the senior author of the work being presented

New research presented at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting being held in Seattle this week predicts negative effects on health centers if proposed Medicaid financing changes of block grants or per capita caps are enacted.