Section 1115 Waivers, the Future of Medicaid Expansion



Anne McKenzie wrote this bylined article describing how states can use Section 1115 waivers to expand Medicaid coverage according to state-specific needs. Ms. McKenzie detailed how the Affordable Care Act “fundamentally altered” the nature of these waivers, as it” eliminated the need for states to obtain waivers to cover low-income adults and children because it increased the federal poverty level” and provided related Section 1115 funding.