AARP-The High Cost of Capping Federal Medicaid Funding

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Some policymakers have recommended the use of block grants (or other capped funding arrangements) to limit federal Medicaid spending and give states more flexibility within their Medicaid programs. These recommendations may help balance the federal budget and provide states with more flexibility, but the price could prove to be high. According to AARP's policy institute, millions of Americans could lose access to basic health services, including long-term services and supports.

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Date: Apr 2011
Author: Lynda Flowers