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.


CLASP submits the following comments in response to Georgia’s 1332 waiver request to exit the federal marketplace with no substitution. CLASP has deep concerns about Georgia’s wavier request because it would eliminate the central source of help for the roughly 500,000 Georgians who enroll in private health plans or Medicaid through healthcare.gov. 

CLASP submitted comments opposing Georgia’s application for its section 1115 waiver that would allow it to apply work requirements as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid. The proposal would also limit its expansion of Medicaid and require individuals with incomes as low as 51 percent of the FPL to pay premiums. 

Dec 19, 2019 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submitted comments to CMS on the TennCare II Demonstration, Amendment 42.

Dec 2, 2019 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP prepared comments on Georgia's section 1115 demonstration waiver application.

Nov 5, 2019 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submitted comments on Michigan’s Healthy Michigan Plan updates. 

CLASP submitted comments on Idaho's Medicaid reform waiver: section 1115 Medicaid waiver demonstration project application. 

CLASP submitted comments to CMS on Montana's Demonstration Amendment and Extension Application: Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Program.

CLASP submitted comments to Montana on the state's Demonstration Amendment and Extension Application: Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Program.

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.

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