Dee Mahan is Medicaid Program Director at Families USA, where she focuses on federal and state Medicaid issues.
Blog Post List
September 23, 2014
See the original blog post at the FamiliesUSA blog by Dee Mahan . *************** Researchers from Cornell and Harvard have found that children who have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report . Compared to their uninsured counterparts, children covered by Medicaid or CHIP are more likely to complete high school, as well as attend and complete college. Medicaid or CHIP health coverage helps children perform better academically through adulthood, which can help them...
August 11, 2014
See the original blog post at the FamiliesUSA blog by Dee Mahan and Andrea Callow . *************** 24 states have chosen not to accept federal funds that would provide affordable health insurance to more low-income residents by expanding Medicaid. A recent report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions not to Expand Medicaid , outlines health and economic opportunities that residents in non-Medicaid expansion states are missing. Based on that data, this graphic shows how residents of each of those 24 states would benefit from...
May 12, 2014
This month we celebrate Mother’s Day. And here at Families USA, we can think of no better way to honor moms everywhere than by making sure moms, their children, and their families have access to affordable health coverage. This year, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health coverage is available to more moms and the people they care about than ever before. Luckily, even though the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period has ended, enrollment for Medicaid and CHIP doesn’t end with open enrollment. That means eligible moms, dads, and their children can still sign up for coverage...