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The Future of Medicaid

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Title:The Future of Medicaid
Authors:Birenbaum, Arnold
Keywords:Medicaid
block grant
long-term care
Date Issued:2004
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Birenbaum, A. (2004). The Future of Medicaid. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 2(2).
Series:vol. 1, no. 2
Abstract:Medicaid, the US federal-state financed program that assists people to gain access to health services when they cannot afford them, is in peril. Some of the recently defeated proposals to change financing of the program, the shift to managed care, and massive state deficits all threaten to limit optional and Home- and Community-Based Waiver Services to people with long-term care requirements. This policy research paper will explore some current myths about Medicaid, what states are doing to reduce Medicaid expenditures, and propose 10 principles and observations that should shape a response from the disability community to efforts to shrink Medicaid.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58169
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 1, No. 2


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