Medicaid Per Capita Caps: The Essential Facts

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<p>Although the American Health Care Act stalled in Congress, certain provisions of the repeal-and-replace bill may resurface in one form or another down the road. One of these—placing per person limits on what the federal government contributes to Medicaid coverage—is the focus of our newest explainer on health reform alternatives.</p>
<p>Learn how per capita caps would work, how they would transform Medicaid coverage, and what they would mean for low-income Americans, their health care providers, and state budgets.</p>
<p>Also read our explainers on <a href="/publications/explainer/2017/feb/essential-facts-about-health-reform-alternatives-block-granting">Medicaid block grants</a>, <a href="/publications/explainer/2017/mar/essential-facts-about-health-reform-alternatives-high-risk-pools">high-risk pools,</a> and <a href="/publications/explainer/2017/apr/essential-facts-about-health-reform-alternatives-allowing-insurance">sales of insurance across state lines</a>.</p> Read the explainer