TITLE

Death or taxes: Legislators have no easy choices as extra federal Medicaid funding comes to an end

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Debra
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;3/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the proposed funding cuts in Medicaid programs across the U.S. She realizes that converging factors have caused unsustainable increase in the cost of states' Medicaid programs, particularly the continuous rise of healthcare costs that consume a growing percentage of states' budgets and gross state products. She realizes that states will resort to the regular matching formula when the increased federal matching ends. The author mentions the efforts of states to spend Medicaid funding more wisely, including payment reforms.
ACCESSION #
59293436

 

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