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June 12, 2013 10:57 AM Wisconsin’s Medicaid Experiment

We’ve all heard about Oregon’s Medicaid experiment, but there was another one recently that deserves a bit of attention too: Wisconsin’s.Unlike Oregon, Wisconsin did not randomize people into eligibility for Medicaid. But it did do something that makes it a...

By Austin Frakt

June 05, 2013 7:00 AM The Medicaid Expansion Is a Great Deal for States

It’s ironic that my Viewpoint in JAMA Pediatrics was published at the same time as this piece in Health Affairs. “For States That Opt Out Of Medicaid Expansion: 3.6 Million Fewer Insured And $8.4 Billion Less In Federal Payments“: The...

By Aaron Carroll

June 04, 2013 11:29 AM All Medicaid Expansion Politics Is Local

In this morning’s Wonkbook, Ezra Klein suggests that the Medicaid eligible in states that don’t expand the program might turn out to be a meaningful political force. It’s a truism of health-care politics that the uninsured are impossible to organize....

By Austin Frakt

May 07, 2013 10:00 AM Why Not Give Cash Instead of Medicaid?

This question is kicking around the blogosphere and Twitter. The current interest is inspired by the incorrect view that the latest Oregon Health Study paper shows that Medicaid does not improve physical health outcomes but does confer financial benefits. In...

By Austin Frakt

May 02, 2013 10:00 AM Cherry Picking in Medicaid

Managed care companies are cherry picking the healthiest disabled senior dual eligible beneficiaries in New York state using a variety of methods, and excluding those needing the most care. The program provides a monthly per capita payment amount ($3,800/month) regardless...

By Don Taylor