Factors Affecting States’ Ability to Respond to Federal Medicaid Cuts and Caps Issue Brief

Published Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Issue: 
No.195
Category: 
News of Interest

A new issue brief, Factors Affecting States’ Ability to Respond to Federal Medicaid Cuts and Caps: Which States Are Most At Risk, from the Kaiser Family Foundation has been released. It describes the factors that could affect states' ability to handle the reductions in federal Medicaid funding that is proposed in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). The proposed bill would “eliminate enhanced federal matching funds for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and convert Medicaid to a per capita cap or block grant system of financing." The cap on federal funding would result in a lock-in of the current state spending patterns reflecting historic Medicaid policy choices.

To read about the potential impact on the states and funding, view the full report here.

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