“In its final Medicaid spending report, the Obama administration conceded that Medicaid enrollment growth and spending could deplete other federal programs. … While this recent report doesn’t outline the biggest spending hikes in recent years, it does warn that increased spending could cause collateral damage. … The admission comes as GOP lawmakers and the nominee for HHS secretary look for ways to cut spending in the program. Two Capitol Hill hearings on the matter take place this week.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Ducks are lining up for big changes in Medicaid beneficial to private long-term care financing alternatives.
Obama administration’s report could help GOP justify Medicaid cuts