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What Would Block-Granting Medicaid Mean for Low-Income Americans?

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In response to the steep rise in Medicaid enrollment in recent years, some have called for strict limits on total annual program spending—regardless of the numbers who enroll—or establishing per person spending limits. In a new Commonwealth Fund issue brief, Medicaid expert Sara Rosenbaum and colleagues at George Washington University argue that abandoning the flexible approach to Medicaid financing of the last 50 years would divorce funding considerations from the real-life needs of low-income Americans.

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