While Medicaid Fixes Differ, Scope Of Final Policy Depends On Pay-Fors

By Amy Lotven / July 15, 2021 at 6:45 PM
Although two key House Democrats strongly support fixing the Medicaid coverage gap, Ways & Means health subcommittee Chair Lloyd Doggett (TX) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (SC) are pushing differing paths to get there, and the final outcome will likely depend on costs. Doggett says he’s seen estimates from the Urban Institute showing that a broad fix could cost about $400 billion, and he shot down any notion that the policy would not need to be paid for. He’s...

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