“Trump Officials Approve Tennessee’s Controversial Request To Revamp Medicaid Funding,” by Phil Galewitz, NPR
“Instead of the open-ended federal contribution to the funding of Medicaid in all other states — which increases with higher enrollment and associated health costs — Tennessee will instead get a capped amount of money, via an annual block grant. The annual funding cap will increase if enrollment grows. What’s different is that, unlike with other states, Medicaid funding to Tennessee won’t automatically keep up with rising expenses.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
Once the new Administration finds out infinite debt and money printing will eventually crash into economic reality, there will be many more efforts like this to control costs.