ACA Advocates Tout Dem Bill Tying FMAP To Unemployment Rate

By Amy Lotven / June 30, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Health care advocates praise a bill pushed by Democratic senators that would help states struggling with loss of revenues due the twin COVID-19 and economic crisis by tying the federal matching funds for Medicaid to the unemployment rate. The Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act would create a quicker, more responsive process to support Medicaid programs, allowing the federal aid to “ebb and flow with the state’s economy,” according to a fact sheet on the bill sponsored by Senate aging committee ranking...

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