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October 13, 2017

Friday Five – October 13, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about President Trump’s health care executive order and decision to stop making CSR payments, the ongoing effort to reauthorize expired CHIP funding, how health care spending and innovation impact each other, and West Virginia’s receipt of a Medicaid waiver to address substance abuse. 

October 06, 2017

Friday Five – October 6, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the looming expiration of CHIP funding, state efforts to either expand or contract Medicaid, and an anticipated price jump in insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act.

September 29, 2017

Friday Five - September 29, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading how Medicaid sustains many facets of the health system, the latest health care efforts in the Senate, and a new study that connects SNAP benefits to lower healthcare spending. 

September 22, 2017

Friday Five - September 22, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the looming September 30 deadline for health care legislation, calls to pronounce opioid epidemic a public health emergency, and efforts in Ohio to curtail Medicaid expansion.

September 14, 2017

Friday Five - September 15, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the rising popularity of single-payer healthcare, steps forward on CHIP reauthorization, CMS action to assist Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and Arizona’s pursuit of Medicaid work requirements. 

September 12, 2017

Encouraging Individual Ownership in Public Benefit Programs

State and federal governments spend millions of dollars on benefit programs each year in an attempt to provide for the health and welfare of those most in need. One of the biggest challenges is that these programs define poverty, and therefore benefit eligibility, in terms of a household income threshold. According to 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data, more than 43 million Americans live in poverty, which means their annual income is $15,060 or less (for individuals) and under $30,750 (for a family of four).

September 08, 2017

Friday Five - September 8, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what’s next for Congressional healthcare efforts, the impact of states seeking changes to Medicaid, and Oregon’s efforts to catch up on their Medicaid eligibility backlog.

September 01, 2017

Friday Five - September 1, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about why Medicare and Medicaid can be more cost-effective than private insurance, the impact of Medicaid on state budgets, and states making moves to prevent Medicaid fraud and implement work requirements.

August 25, 2017

Friday Five - August 25, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what lies ahead for Medicaid: The program could still be impacted by federal legislative changes, but now that the popular perception of Medicaid is trending positively and more people are aware of who is covered under the program, many expect any further changes to come at the state level.

August 11, 2017

Friday Five - August 11, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how Medicaid ended up with such implementation variation between states, the status of Medicaid expansion waivers, and concern over the looming deadline to reauthorize CHIP funding.

August 04, 2017

Friday Five - August 4, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how states are reacting to the widely held assumption that the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed this year. Reactions include asking the Trump administration to guarantee cost-sharing reduction payments and potentially seeking waivers that would impact Medicaid enrollment. 

July 28, 2017

Friday Five - July 28, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is following the dramatic outcome of the Senate vote-a-rama; and the impact of the proposed Medicaid cuts on state budgets, the economy and people of color.

July 20, 2017

Untangling the Web of Social Programs

If we’ve learned one thing from the ongoing health care debate, it’s that we need to look at America’s social benefit programs and consider a universal reset. There certainly is no shortage of policy ideas and passionate theoretical debates. As a global administrator of government health and welfare programs, we bring practical, applied experiences from those administering these safety net programs.

Over the past 40 years, we’ve seen two general principles:

July 14, 2017

Friday Five – July 14, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking how Medicaid enrollees feel about their coverage, the impacts of cuts proposed in the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and states considering adding work requirements to Medicaid eligibility. 

June 23, 2017

Friday Five - June 23, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following how the Senate’s newly-released “Better Care Reconciliation Act” compares to other health care legislation; takeaways from the recent National Governors Association’s Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network meeting; and, why AARP’s long-term services and support (LTSS) Scorecard calls for greater improvement in states’ LTSS systems.

June 16, 2017

Friday Five - June 16, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing how employers can better contribute to health care innovation, efficiencies and quality; states’ growing interest in Section 1332 waivers; and, the Department of Health and Human Services’ new analysis of the House-passed American Health Care Act.

June 09, 2017

Friday Five - June 9, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following an Ohio think tank’s call for greater flexibility at the state level for Medicaid program innovation; how work requirements for Alabama’s SNAP program led to a sharp drop in program participation; and, new reports showing what the House GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) could mean for states with ongoing or newly implemented Medicaid expansion plans.

June 02, 2017

Friday Five - June 2, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing what’s behind the White House budget’s focus on work requirements; how state Medicaid programs are tilting more conservative; and, how the Senate’s hands-off strategy on the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) is playing out.

June 01, 2017

Improving Program Effectiveness and Consumer Experience Through Digital Solutions

Similar to the consumer world, citizens are expecting government services to be delivered in Digital Channels, allowing them to access those services at the time and method that works best with their schedule. By building services in the Online, Mobile, Text and Social Media channels, government agencies can maximize their reach to the citizens they are trying to serve.

May 26, 2017

Friday Five - May 26, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking the Congressional Budget Office’s latest score on the GOP health care plan; following the Republican governor coalition that’s seeking to shape a replacement for the Affordable Care Act; and examining a possible path for introducing work requirements for people who receive federal housing subsidies.

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