GOP Governors Push Reforms That Mirror State Medicaid Directors' Ideas

July 25, 2014
Republican governors sent Senate leaders Medicaid proposals that track closely with ideas state Medicaid directors are urging CMS to embrace: streamline and move away from waiver requirements; treat states as full partners in the rulemaking process; and make pricing transparent. In a letter sent Tuesday (July 22) to Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and John Barrasso (R-WY), the Republican Governors Association advocates reforming the Medicaid waiver process, a system the organization calls “antiquated.” They want to let states...

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