Tag Archives: Medicaid block grants

Can States Substantially Reduce Medicaid Spending Through Delivery System and Financing Reform?

Without being able to depend on delivery system reform, states will be left with reductions in eligibility, covered services, and provider reimbursement to stay within their federal Medicaid allocation.

September 7, 2017

Medicaid Under Block Grants: Lessons From Welfare Reform

The case of welfare reform illustrates a possible scenario under Medicaid block grants: both federal and state spending drop off, with state spending diverted to other uses.

July 7, 2017

Can States Survive The Per Capita Medicaid Caps In The AHCA?

From a state perspective, Medicaid is a very lean program, and the challenge of responding to the proposed reductions in the federal Medicaid funds may be daunting.

May 17, 2017

Medicaid: What Happens Now?

Medicaid reform demands a deliberative process, one that operates in regular order and carefully considers a wide range of options for controlling costs in the nation’s single largest source of health insurance.

May 17, 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