GOP House Bill Would Revamp Medicaid Funding Structure

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House Republican introduced a bill Wednesday that would set new limits on both the federal and state portions of Medicaid funding, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of health care reform law, which features a significant expansion of Medicaid.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., would set a federal base payment for each Medicaid beneficiary, regardless of what state the beneficiary lived in. The payments would be distributed to the states on a per-capita basis based on their average number...
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