Georgetown CCF’s Strengthening Medicaid project, which ran from 2007 to 2009, developed fresh approaches to strengthening Medicaid. The project was founded on the recognition that a strong Medicaid program is central to achieving key health care reform goals such as expanding coverage and controlling costs. To that end, the project developed specific recommendations to build upon Medicaid’s success as a component of any health care reform plan. These recommendations focused on:

  • Covering more uninsured low-income Americans;
  • Maintaining and improving access to high-quality, cost-effective care for all Medicaid beneficiaries; and
  • Putting the Medicaid program on sound financial footing while ensuring that available resources are used in the most efficient way.

Health care experts, including some who bring knowledge and experience from outside fields, authored issue briefs on ways to make Medicaid stronger.