Medicaid block grant

Medicaid block grant

A proposed source of federal funding for Medicaid, in which large blocks of money would be sent to the states as part of Medicaid reform. MBGs would be locked in a base year and cap the federal expenditures, resulting in windfalls for some states and financial shortfalls for others.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Even in the off chance that the federal government considered the request, the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, which has pushed the Medicaid block grant idea for years, argues that the type of fundamental reform Perry directed the HHSC to ask for is impossible without the passage of congressional legislation to transform the governing structure of Medicaid.
The third Medicaid block grant fight is theoretically still under way: it was a feature of the "Ryan budget" passed twice by House Republicans in 2011 and 2012.
What if Ryan's Medicaid block grant had taken effect in 2000?
These four policies - replicating the experimentation that led to welfare reform, a right-sized plan to deal with pre-existing conditions, assisting those not currently in stable employer-based insurance plans, and a thoughtful Medicaid block grant - are practical alternatives to a health care policy doomed to fail either in the courts or in the court of public opinion.
Obama says he opposes the idea of Medicaid block grant programs.
Meanwhile, whereas the governors have discussed a Medicaid block grant as one of multiple options for addressing Medicaid financing, House Republicans have embraced it as their central tactic.
Titled "A Medicaid Block Grant Program: Implications for People with Disabilities" and "The Case for Medicaid Self-Direction: A White Paper on Research, Practice and Policy Opportunities," the publications seek address concerns held by both providers and consumers as changes to Medicaid are made in the months and years ahead.
The report also argues that lawmakers in favor of a Medicaid block grant should support the expansion, as the federal government bases block grants on historical funding levels, "so maximizing federal funding now would better position Texas in the event of any future conversion to block grants.
Peck: In line with the state-level experimentation going on, what is your view of the Medicaid block grant concept?
Peck: What motivated your early strong stance against the Governors' Medicaid block grant compromise?
Peck: How might a Medicaid block grant approach impact on the private LTC insurance market?
Peck: What about the Medicaid block grant concept (which may or may not be alive by the time this interview is published)?

Full browser ?