The Medicaid Cap: “Carving Out” Medically Complex Kids Won’t Protect Them

“The Senate Leadership is reportedly including a cap on federal Medicaid payments to states in its version of legislation to “repeal and replace” the ACA.  That cap will apparently look a lot like the cap that narrowly passed the House in early May, but with some tweaks to accommodate concerns of individual Senators.

One tweak under consideration has to do with “carving out” medically complex children from the cap. Because no bill text is available, it’s not possible to know for sure how the bill would define medically complex children or how they would be “carved out…”

Read the full article: Center for Children and Families, June 21, 2017, The Medicaid Cap: “Carving Out” Medically Complex Kids Won’t Protect Them – Center For Children and Families