Stateline: Detailing How A Medicaid ‘Blended Rate’ Plan Would Work
Stateline: Medicaid Explained: How A 'Blended Rate' Would Work
House Republicans already have voted to convert Medicaid into a block grant program. ... The Obama administration has issued its alternative - a plan to cut $100 billion from federal Medicaid spending over the next decade. To states, the most significant part of Obama's plan is a change in a few key funding formulas that determine how many federal dollars states get for Medicaid. Obama's so-called "blended rate" would simplify the way federal money is divvied among the states. But it also would shift a greater share of Medicaid spending to the states (Vestal, 7/28).
Earlier, related from KHN: Governors Wary Of 'Blending' Federal Contribution To Medicaid, CHIP, (Carey, 7/8).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.