Tag Archives: block grants

The Graham-Cassidy Plan: Sweeping Changes In A Compressed Time Frame

After the difficult process of considering ACA repeal-and-replace plans, and with the ticking Reconciliation clock, the GOP is rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. But they should be mindful of the perception that the bill is being pushed through with insufficient time to raise legitimate questions.

September 22, 2017

New Graham-Cassidy Bill: A Last GOP Shot At ACA Repeal And Replace Through Reconciliation

The fundamental idea of a new ACA repeal and replace bill by Senators Graham and Cassidy and colleagues is to terminate the ACA’s Medicaid expansions, premium tax credits, cost-sharing reduction payments, and Basic Health Program and redistribute the money funding those programs to the states.

September 13, 2017

Medicaid Round Two: The Senate’s Draft “Better Care Reconciliation Act Of 2017”

Although it differs in important details, the draft Medicaid provisions of the Better Care Reconciliation Act share the vision of its House-passed counterpart, the American Health Care Act: to, as much as possible, shield the federal government from the cost of Medicaid.

June 24, 2017

The House Manager’s Medicaid Amendments: The State Block Grant Option

Titled “Flexible Block Grant Option for States,” the amendment adds a coda of sorts to the bill’s new Medicaid per capita cap payment system. It would virtually eliminate any coverage obligations.

March 21, 2017

The Unfolding Medicaid Story: Congress, Governors, And The Trump Administration

Anyone who has had the chance to witness (or be part of) any of the epic health reform dramas that continually play out in Washington D.C. will agree: in the end, it always comes down to Medicaid. We have once again arrived at one of those moments.

March 20, 2017