What’s New in Medicaid Today

  • The Washington Post is out with a short analysis on the Indiana deal with CMS to expand Medicaid in the state using some new methods (HSAs, kick-out penalties.)
  • In a longer, more thoughtful piece the NY Times yesterday took a step back and opined on how what was once supposed to be a relatively simple change (expanding Medicaid to 138% of the federal poverty level) has now become something of a “many-headed” beast.  Citing the new expansion in Medicaid, the Arkansas public-private model, and a host of other states diverging from the model that was intended under the Affordable Care Act, the writer notes one potential upside: for health policy geeks like us, this is a lot more interesting than we ever expected.

That’s it for today folks – have a great weekend!

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