TITLE

Are block grants the wave of the future for Medicaid?

PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Sep2011, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
64873320

 

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