A Closer Look: To Build a Strong Affordable Care Act, Protect Medicaid

September 23, 2011

Threats to the Medicaid program could undermine your work. Right now, there are real threats to Medicaid and they are coming in several different, but interrelated, proposals:  Cutting federal Medicaid funding, converting Medicaid into a block grant, and creating a “blended rate” for federal matching funds.
Families USA lists these proposals ultimately means less Medicaid money for states, and that puts implementation of the Affordable Care Act at risk (PDF).