The State Network team mourns the recent passing of our dear friend and colleague, Andy Hyman. Andy was the father of the State Network, seeing the value in connecting states with the expertise they need to achieve the vision of coverage that drove him every day.
On April 9 at 3:00 pm ET, State Coverage Initiatives, in coordination with the State Health Reform Assistance Network, will host a free webinar to explore the considerations for 2016 rate development, filing and review based on a compilation of CMS regulations and guidance as well as insights from Wakely Consulting Group Actuaries.
As states continue to look for new ways to balance their budgets, early results from states that have expanded Medicaid show significant state budget savings after just the first year of expansion. Twenty-six states have expanded Medicaid—this brief focuses on the budget impact in two states: Kentucky and Arkansas.