A Republican proposal to change how Medicaid is financed could save the federal government up to $150 billion, according to a new report.
Block-granting Medicaid — when states receive a set amount of federal money to put towards the program — would result in $150 billion less in federal Medicaid spending over five years, according to an analysis released Monday by Avalere Health, a health care consulting group. Read more here.
Source: McIntire, Mary Ellen. “GOP Medicaid funding proposals could save $150 billion, analysis finds.” Morning Consult. 6 February 2017. https://morningconsult.com/2017/02/06/gop-medicaid-funding-proposals-save-150-billion-analysis-finds/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=42111025&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--aDvMlZvV3JlorNIklw9N1bMuHHi02hXwdybYGQBeJGyW5hHs4sf2nnsmjHUpWSMgVr0WM4EnNbjasGtR6b1611wFrFg&_hsmi=42111025.