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 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.   

Oct 10, 2018 | Presentation/Webinar | CLASP

CLASP hosted a webinar with Dr. Jamila Michener, author of Fragmented Democracy. She discussed research on the impact of federalism on work support programs and resulting political and racial inequality.

Sep 27, 2018 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submited comments in response to Oklahoma’s SoonerCare 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver request and raises serious concerns about the effects of the amendment, as proposed, on the coverage and health outcomes of low-income Medicaid beneficiaries in Oklahoma.