Medicaid has long been the primary payer of publicly funded family planning care, and its importance will only grow as implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) leads to expansion of Medicaid programs for Americans with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL) in 2014.
Recently, the Medicaid program has come under fire in the U.S. Congress and in the states. The U.S. House of Representatives Republican FY 2012 budget, authored by Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and passed by the House in April 2011, proposes sweeping changes to Medicaid that would ultimately cut funding for the program by $771 billion over the next decade. Other proposals at the federal and state levels could dramatically undermine patient access to Medicaid in the coming years. Learn more about recent efforts to undermine Medicaid.
Key Medicaid Issues
Family Planning State Plan Amendments & Waivers
Medicaid Expansion in the Affordable Care Act
Medicaid Family Planning Listserv
This listserv will provide a year-round forum for family planning administrators, providers, and state Medicaid program staff to share information with their peers across the country on a variety of topics, including patient outreach and enrollment, provider reimbursement and navigating multiple funding sources with different requirements. NFPRHA will share information on legislation and regulations impacting Medicaid family planning and will occasionally request information from listserv participants to support its work on family planning, Medicaid and Affordable Care Act implementation.
Medicaid Peer-to-Peer Learning Network
In 2007, NFPRHA established its Medicaid Peer-to-Peer meeting series to bring together family planning program administrators and state Medicaid program staff to discuss key issues related to Medicaid-funded family planning, identify mutual areas of concern and share best practices for operating Medicaid family planning expansion programs. As the 133% expansion approaches, Peer-to-Peer meetings will address the challenges of the transition. You can find information about NFPRHA's upcoming Medicaid Peer-to-Peer meetings on the Events page.
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