Approved Demonstrations Offer Lessons for States Seeking to Expand Medicaid Through Waivers

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Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia are now implementing health reform’s Medicaid expansion. Arkansas, Iowa, and Michigan have expanded through federally approved Medicaid demonstration projects, or “waivers.” This brief considers the guardrails the federal government has established so far around what is and is not permissible in a Medicaid expansion waiver, and provides useful lessons for policymakers in states considering whether to expand Medicaid.

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Date: Sep 2014
Author: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities