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Medicaid Block Grant Policy Sets Up Another Big Legal Fight For CMS

By James Romoser / January 30, 2020 at 9:04 PM
CMS’ plan to allow states to receive a capped amount of federal money for parts of their Medicaid programs is the latest instance of the agency aggressively pushing the boundaries of its legal authority -- and the likelihood of protracted court challenges over the policy may deter states from adopting it, according to health lawyers and regulatory experts. In unveiling the policy Thursday (Jan. 30) , CMS Administrator Seema Verma called it part of the Trump administration’s plan to “transform...


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