Are block grants the wave of the future for Medicaid?

September 2011
State Health Watch;Sep2011, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p1
The article discusses the potential of block grant waivers to enable U.S. states find more innovative ways to provide quality health care for their low-income residents. It suggests that more states may follow the lead of Texas and Rhode Island in adopting a block grant structure in running their Medicaid programs, adding that U.S. President Barack Obama has spoken in favor of fast-tracking the time frame for granting state waivers as provided in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from 2014 to 2011.


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