Democrats Want To Fix Territories’ Long-Term Medicaid Funding Issues

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / March 18, 2021 at 4:31 PM
House Democrats hope in addition to averting a Medicaid fiscal crises in the territories in October, they’ll be able to come up with longstanding federal funding solutions -- such as eliminating the Medicaid cap for territories and changing territories’ federal Medicaid matching funds calculation to what’s used for states. The federal government provides matching funds to American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands for Medicaid expenditures up to a cap versus the open-ended formula for...

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