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What could a Medicaid per capita cap mean for low-income people on Medicare?

Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Author(s):
Jacobson, Gretchen, author
Neuman, Tricia, author
Musumeci, MaryBeth, author
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2017
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Capitation Fee
Health Care Reform -- legislation & jurisprudence
Medicaid -- economics
Medicare -- economics
Federal Government
Dual MEDICAID MEDICARE Eligibility
Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Poverty
State Government
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
(1) Medicaid is now jointly financed as an open-ended shared responsibility between the federal government and state governments; the AHCA proposes a major change in financing with a per capita cap. (2) The shift to per capita caps would limit federal Medicaid contributions--a change that is likely to have fiscal implications for states and enrollees, including 11 million people with both Medicare and Medicaid. (3) The impact on any given state will depend on a number of factors, including the growth in the share of its 85+ (highest cost) population. (4) States with costs that exceed the cap for their senior or disabled enrollees would need to find other revenues to maintain coverage, or reduce costs.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (13 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101707671 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Author(s):
Jacobson, Gretchen, author
Neuman, Tricia, author
Musumeci, MaryBeth, author
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2017
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Capitation Fee
Health Care Reform -- legislation & jurisprudence
Medicaid -- economics
Medicare -- economics
Federal Government
Dual MEDICAID MEDICARE Eligibility
Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Poverty
State Government
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
(1) Medicaid is now jointly financed as an open-ended shared responsibility between the federal government and state governments; the AHCA proposes a major change in financing with a per capita cap. (2) The shift to per capita caps would limit federal Medicaid contributions--a change that is likely to have fiscal implications for states and enrollees, including 11 million people with both Medicare and Medicaid. (3) The impact on any given state will depend on a number of factors, including the growth in the share of its 85+ (highest cost) population. (4) States with costs that exceed the cap for their senior or disabled enrollees would need to find other revenues to maintain coverage, or reduce costs.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (13 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101707671 (See catalog record)