How Would Republican Plans for Medicaid Block Grants Actually Work?

There are only so many ways to cut Medicaid spending. You can reduce the number of people covered. You can reduce the benefit coverage. You can also pay less for those benefits and get doctors and hospitals to accept less in reimbursement. Or you can ask beneficiaries to pay more. None of those are attractive […]

Criticizing Kansas, feds deny extension of KanCare privatized Medicaid program

TOPEKA Federal officials have rejected Kansas’ request to extend its privatized Medicaid program, KanCare, saying it has failed to meet federal standards and risked the health and safety of enrollees. Kansas is “substantively out of compliance with Federal statutes and regulations, as well as its Medicaid State Plan” based on a review by federal investigators […]