Evaluating Medicaid Block Grant & Per Capita Cap Proposals

Executive Summary

As Congress moves forward with consideration of policies to dramatically limit the funding structure of Medicaid, NHeLP Managing Attorney of the DC Office Mara Youdelman provides questions to help in assessing the impact of the forthcoming austerity proposals. “Since the overall goal of Republicans in Congress remains slashing government funding, all states will end up losers in the long run as they face rising health care costs without additional funding from the federal government,” Youdelman writes.

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