Medicaid Financing Alternatives

January 29, 2020


Craig Wilson, JD, MPA
Director, Health Policy

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Ideas for alternative approaches to Medicaid financing are at the forefront of health policy discussions, particularly in light of the Trump administration’s indications that it favors increasing flexibility for states. In advance of an expected guidance this week from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Medicaid block grants, we have updated our explainer on Medicaid financing alternatives.

The explainer looks at traditional Medicaid financing and alternatives that have been proposed, including block grants, fixed per-enrollee amounts, and federal caps on matching funds.