A Republican proposal to fund Medicaid through block grants could save the federal government more than $100 billion over five years, according to a new analysis released Monday.
The analysis from healthcare firm Avalere Health shows that if Medicaid were funded through block grants instead of through the open-ended commitment the program receives now, the federal government would save $150 billion by 2022. Read more here.
Source: Hellmann, Jessie. “Study: Medicaid block grants would save feds $150 billion.” The Hill. 6 February 2017. http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/318164-study-block-granting-medicaid-would-save-federal-government-150-billion?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=42111025&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--4mRi8dkaqJ10T2K6g0U-8nMUsVbAcvpngY45GufhLwgD9cdnbFajd0-hOPdWtinHZWBDKD-QK1cSPmyZCiCHoNFMYjw&_hsmi=42111025.