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Price, Verma Tell States Medicaid Expansion Isn't Core Mission, Urge Program Redesign; Delay HCBS Rule

March 15, 2017
HHS Secretary Tom Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote to governors Tuesday that Medicaid expansion is “a clear departure from the core, historical mission” of the program, and began overtures to states to revamp the program. They said tax dollars should go to the most vulnerable, urged states to shift to private insurance models and use 1115 waivers to incentivize employment for Medicaid-eligible, poor adults, and said HHS will review all managed care regulations and put off enforcing the...

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