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How to Talk About What Matters

In the newest blog post, we discuss lessons we've learned from the field through our "Can We Talk?" initiative.

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Work Requirements Don't Work

A federal appeals court unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling striking down work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas, finding that the rules were “arbitrary and capricious.”

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States Should Reject Medicaid Block Grants

New guidance from CMS could fundamentally change the Medicaid program in a way that hurts patients and renders critical health services inaccessible.

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