Blog: How Far Do Section 1115 Medicaid Experiments Designed to Restrict Eligibility and Enrollment Veer From the Norm? A 25-Year Perspective

By Alexander Somodevilla, Maria Velasquez, and Sara Rosenbaum

Introduction

Blog: Are 1115 Medicaid Work Requirement Demonstrations Experimental Initiatives or a Way to Side-Step Congress? (UPDATED)

By Sara Rosenbaum, Sara Rothenberg, Maria Velasquez, Leighton Ku, and Erin Brantley

CMS Data on Health Care Spending by State

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released data on health care spending by state today.  It shows that while most states experienced faster growth in 2014 due to Medicaid expansion and enrollment in Exchange plans, per capita health spending in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states grew at similar rates. The report also found that the most recent economic recession, which ended in 2009, and modest recovery since then, had a sustained impact on health spending and health insurance coverage.