Over a Million Marylanders Benefit from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Last month the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works to develop a high quality health care system, published fact sheets about Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Medicaid provides government-funded health insurance to low-income people, and CHIP provides government-funded health insurance to children who…

What John Oliver Didn’t Tell You

Last Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured a lengthy segment about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The piece was wide-ranging and well-informed. The segment can be viewed in its entirety here. Oliver devoted part of his discussion of the ACA to the Medicaid policies that are favored by Paul Ryan, the…

Kaiser Family Foundation Paper Describes the Association Between Work and Medicaid

Last week the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a well-respected health policy research and analysis organization, published an issue brief about the work status of adult Medicaid beneficiaries who are not disabled. According to the brief, which is titled “Understanding the Intersection of Medicaid and Work:” About 79% of non-disabled, non-elderly Medicaid beneficiaries live in working…

So Tell Me About This Blog

Alright. I’ll get to it eventually, but first I am going to write about other stuff. Because of the results of the November 2016 election, Republicans now control the Senate, comprise a majority of the House of Representatives, and hold the Presidency. Consequently, the GOP may now be able to achieve a long-sought goal of many…