Per Capita Caps in Medicaid Under the House Republicans’ ACA Repeal Bill

Executive Summary

Within the House Republicans’ so-called American Health Care Act (AHCA) are provisions intended to greatly weaken Medicaid, such as the use of per capita caps. In this issue brief, NHeLP Managing Attorney of the DC Office Mara Youdelman details 10 ways that per capita caps within AHCA would work to limit the flexibility of states in providing quality health care services to low-income individuals, and shift “more risk and financial responsibility to the states ….”

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