Overview of Medicaid Per Capita Cap Proposals | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The House Republican Plan (“A Better Way”) released on June 22, 2016, includes a proposal to convert federal Medicaid financing from an open-ended entitlement to a per capita allotment or a block grant (based on a state choice).1  This proposal is part of a larger package designed to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reduce federal spending for health care.  Often tied to deficit reduction, proposals to convert Medicaid’s financing structure to a per capita cap or block grant have been proposed before.  Such changes represent a fundamental change in the financing structure of the program with major implications for beneficiaries, providers, states and localities.

Source: Overview of Medicaid Per Capita Cap Proposals | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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