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Inside CMS - 04/11/2019

Alaska In Talks With CMS To Implement Medicaid Block Grants

April 05, 2019
CMS and Alaska have discussed making Alaska the first state to receive Medicaid funding through block grants, and the state’s governor asked President Donald Trump to support CMS Administrator Seema Verma in implementing the idea. Legal experts, however, question the agency’s authority to convert a state’s Medicaid funding to block grants without an act of Congress. In a letter to Trump dated March 1, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) included Medicaid block grants on a list of policy priorities for...


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