Federal help needed in state health care reform battle

Silva, Chris
September 2007
Employee Benefit News;Sep2007, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p45
The article discusses the assertion of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) that state governments need the help of the federal government in implementing health care reforms. Devon Herrick, senior fellow at NCPA, is convinced that Medicaid is a convulated system of matching grants with multiple pots of money for many different purposes. He adds that states must be allowed to control all the funds and decide how best to provide care to their diverse population. In lieu of Medicaid, the NCPA supports a federally chartered insurance.


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