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CMS No Longer Lists Expanding Coverage As A Goal Of 1115 Waivers

November 09, 2017
CMS' website no longer lists expanding coverage to low-income individuals or stabilizing and improving the quality of care as a goal of 1115 Medicaid waivers. The Trump-CMS changed the defining characteristics of the waivers following CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s Nov. 7 speech to state Medicaid directors during which she promised a “new day” for Medicaid that includes allowing work requirements as part of 1115 waivers and cutting program costs. Eliot Fishman, senior director of health policy at Families USA and...


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