Governors on Medicaid reform

In June the National Governors Association (NGA) issued a policy paper with recommendations for comprehensive Medicaid reform. NGA's press release on the report highlights its major points. The scope of the recommendations is broader than simply Medicaid, encompassing quality and costs in the overall health care system, strengthening employer-based and other forms of private health care coverage, slowing the growth of Medicaid long-term care, and state contribution to the Medicare drug benefit. While the paper briefly discusses the long-term restructuring of Medicaid, it details short-term reforms for states to improve their Medicaid programs, such as prescription drug improvements, asset policy reforms, cost sharing provisions, and comprehensive waiver reforms.

Medicaid Reform: A Preliminary Report
(available as PDF, 124K, from the National Governors Association)


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