As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
Understanding and Evaluating Block Grants and Other Capped Funding Proposals
Recent proposals for the incoming Congress and presidential administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have also included calls for an overhaul of the current Medicaid program financing structure. Such a change, aimed at reducing federal Medicaid spending, would have significant implications for state Medicaid programs. A new webinar examined these proposals and the potential impact that they could have on states. This webinar, which was presented by the State Network team at Manatt Health, provides an overview of the current Medicaid program financing structure, reviews alternative financing structures including block grants and per capita caps, and investigates the key policy and implementation considerations for states.