Medicaid waivers

Medicaid waivers

CLASP monitors requests from states to modify their Medicaid program through waivers. Here you will find CLASP’s comments to states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), along with reports, briefs, and blogs that speak to Medicaid waivers.


May 7, 2019 | Report/Brief | Suzanne Wikle

Recently, CMS issued guidance detailing criteria states should consider if they want to implement proposals to take away health coverage from individuals who do not meet new work requirements. The product of a partnership between CLASP and Community Catalyst, this memo focuses on strategies to defeat state legislation on work requirements and/or prevent state Medicaid agencies or governors from drafting 1115 waivers.

Apr 2, 2019 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submitted comments to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on their section 1115 demonstration waiver proposal.

CLASP has written comments on TennCare II's demonstration, Amendment 38.

CLASP wrote comments on South Carolina's Community Engagement Demonstration waiver application. 

CLASP submitted comments to CMS on Oklahoma's SoonerCare research and demonstration waiver amendment request.

Dec 11, 2018 | Report/Brief | Suzanne Wikle

While work requirements are new to health programs, we have decades of experience with such requirements in other safety net programs. This FAQ and fact sheet translates many of the lessons learned from TANF and SNAP to Medicaid.

Oct 19, 2018 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submitted comments to CMS on Alabama's section 1115 demonstration waiver proposal.   

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