Fact Sheet: What is a Per Capita Cap? (Updated 2023)

Executive Summary

The current Congressional debt ceiling debate is likely to revive Republican efforts to restrict Medicaid funding. One proposal would implement a “per capita cap” in Medicaid. NHeLP, which fights to preserve and bolster the Medicaid guarantee, explains in a brief fact sheet what a per capita cap is, and how it would dramatically cut Medicaid funding.

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