Statement by Joan Alker on Medicaid Block Grant/Per Capita Cap Guidance

Following is a statement by Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Executive Director Joan Alker regarding the Trump Administration’s Medicaid block grant/per capita cap guidance announcement: “The misguided, unlawful guidance issued by CMS today encourages states to gamble with the health and well-being of their residents and their budgets by trading in their guarantee […]

“Intentional Program Violations” (IPVs): Weaponizing Program Integrity to Undercut Medicaid Expansion

Last November, Utah voters passed an initiative calling for Medicaid expansion.  Since then, Utah policymakers have been fighting a convoluted battle against covering low-income adults that has been chronicled by my colleagues Joan Alker, Adam Searing, and Kelly Whitener.  The latest chapter in this saga is Utah’s “per capita cap” waiver, which is now before […]