The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released two new fact sheets: Medicaid 1115 Waivers: Considerations for HIV and Hepatitis Programs and Medicaid 1115 Waivers: Exemptions for People Living with HIV and Hepatitis, as well as an updated version of our Medicaid Waiver Map. These resources were created as part of a project generously supported by the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
The Medicaid program continues to experience a great deal of flux and uncertainty, as a growing number of states seek “waivers” that roll back Medicaid protections and impose burdensome eligibility requirements such as work requirements and monthly premiums. Some of these waivers have already been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and we expect more approvals in the future. These new NASTAD resources are designed to help health departments and other HIV and hepatitis stakeholders understand the shifting Medicaid landscape, help clients navigate these changes, and engage state-level decisionmakers to inform policies that protect people living with HIV and hepatitis from changes that can jeopardize access to affordable coverage and care.
Please contact Dori Molozanov if you have any questions.