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Medicaid, states use illusory approaches to shift program costs to federal government

Medicaid, states use illusory approaches to shift program costs to federal government

report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives

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    Subjects:
  • Medicaid -- Finance,
  • Finance, Public -- United States -- States

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    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination21 p.
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14967275M

      Medicaid Cutbacks By States Backed, 8‐3, by Senate Unit Although each state decides how extensive its program will be the Federal Government pays 50 per cent of the costs for the wealthier. Medicaid accounts for a large share of state budgets, 36 percent of state and local government spending on health care, and nearly half of state spending from federal funds (table 1 in CMS analysis of national health expenditure data and Figure 8 in analysis by the National Association of State Budget Officers.) However, Medicaid’s share of. Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan.


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Medicaid: States Use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to Federal Government HEHS Published: Aug 1, Publicly Released: Get this from a library. Medicaid, states use illusory approaches to shift program costs to federal government: report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives.

[United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Medicaid. Get this from a library. Medicaid, states use illusory approaches to shift program costs to federal government: report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives.

[United States. General Accounting Office.]. The federal government pays a little over half of Medicaid costs, so state Medicaid programs must shrink by about $2 for the federal government to realize $1 in savings. Without provider taxes, states would either have to come up with substantial new revenue or — as CBO expects — institute further Medicaid cuts.

The federal government would reduce its Medicaid Medicaid by an estimated $ billion over ten years by shifting those costs to states.

Finally, under current law, states may raise revenues to pay for their share of Medicaid costs by imposing taxes on hospitals, nursing facilities, and other classes of providers.

fraction of the total amount that the President proposes to shift from the federal government to the states in the President’s proposed budget Having shifted some significant costs to beneficiaries in the budget, the administration appears.

U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) Medicaid: States Use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to the Federal Government. Washington, D.C.: U.S. General Accounting Office; U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) Medicaid Formula Proposal Summary of State Changes from to Cited by:   The plan would limit the increase in Federal aid for the program next year to only 5 percent at a time when Medicaid costs are expected to rise by more than 15 percent.

Author(s): United States. General Accounting Office. Title(s): Medicaid: states use illusory approaches to shift program costs to federal government: report to the chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives.

Medicaid is a public-assistance program for needy Americans of all ages. Medicare is a federal health-insurance program that guarantees coverage for seniors aged 65 and over, plus some younger people with disabilities. Like Social Security, Medicare is considered an entitlement. Medicaid: States Use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to Federal Government.

Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives. Total cost - $B - federal government spent $B (63%) and $B by state governments (37%) Medicaid States administer the program but receive about 50% of their funding from the federal government.

TennCare Consumer Advocacy Program—Third Quarter Report (January 1, ). United States General Accounting Office. Medicaid: States Use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to Federal Government, GAO/HEHS (August ). And once the federal Medicaid dollars are claimed, the states often reroute the federal aid from Medicaid purposes to general state coffers.

These revenue strategies create harm because they divert funds from those in need and undermine the intended partnership between the federal government and states in funding the Medicaid : Daniel L.

Hatcher. The report also found that Medicaid currently represents about one-quarter of states' general fund spending; the program's costs to states grew at Author: Avik Roy. Fiscal Federalism and Tax Effort in the U.S. States Show all authors. “ Measuring Citizen and Government Ideology in the American States, Medicaid: States use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to Federal Government.

Washington, DC: by: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: Berry St., SuiteSan Francisco, CA | Phone Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: G Street. InMedicaid, the federal-state program that provides health care for the poor, was a $27 billion program that served largely a welfare population.

By it was a $ billion program that enrolled more than 35 million people with diverse health, social, and insurance needs. Medicaid has been at the forefront of such public health issues as infant mortality, AIDS, and long-term Cited by: U.S.

General Accounting Office, Medicaid: States Use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to Federal Government, Pub. GAO/HEHS (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office Cited by: 2. The Senate bill also calls for a tighter cap on federal spending in Medicaid overall than the House bill did.

Currently, there is no limit on. The study compares Medicaid costs if Obamacare were not in effect to the costs with Obamacare in place and Medicaid rolls expanded.

Under that scenario, state costs would rise from $66 billion to $ billion, or $ billion over the year period. Federal costs would jump from $ billion to $ billion, or $ billion more.

“Medicaid: States Use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to Federal Government.” Washington, DC: General Accounting Office, August Grabowski, Henry, Genia Long, and Richard Mortimer. Part of the Obama law was an offer to the states: If they would expand Medicaid, a joint federal-state insurance program for low-income people, to able-bodied adults without children at.

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to.

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's heal. Medicaid: States Use Illusory Approaches to Shift Program Costs to Federal Government. Pub GAO/HHS Washington, DC, US General Accounting Office, Aug Google Scholar.

Medicaid: Disproportionate Share Payments to State Psychiatric Hospitals. Pub GAO/HHS Washington, DC, US General Accounting Office, Jan Google Scholar. Cited by: government paid more than 60 percent of total Medicaid costs with the states paying about 40 percent.3 Each quarter, states report their Medicaid costs (for qualified beneficiaries and services) to the federal government, and the federal government matches those costs at.

States are required to extend Medicaid eligibility to all children born after Septem until they reach age True The BBA allows states to provide 12 months of continuous Medicaid coverage (without reevaluation) for eligible children under the age of   In the future, the risk for health care cost growth beyond the growth rate embodied in the capped federal contribution would be borne solely by the states, rather than collaboratively between the federal government and the states.

As health care costs rise, most states—constrained by balanced budget requirements and limited ability to. Medicaid, one of the largest federal programs in the United States, gives grants to states to provide health insurance for over 60 million low-income Americans. As private health insurance benefits have relentlessly eroded, the program has played an increasingly important by: The difference between federal and state spending on Medicaid means that states will have to devote an average of 8 percent of their non-federal revenues to the program.

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide array of issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

a document entitled, "Medicaid: States use illusory approaches to shift pro- gram costs to federal government." Its major point was that DSH payments had "increased dramatically, from about $ billion in fiscal year to about $ billion in fiscal year " GAO officials had based this find- ing on a particular study of Medicaid.

For decades, government plans such as Medicare and Medicaid have typically paid doctors and hospitals less than private plans, and even less than the.

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10,file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at. The federal government’s share of Medicaid’s spending for benefits varies among the states. That share historically has averaged about 57 percent.

Beginning in calendar yearthe federal government will pay all of the costs of covering enrollees newly eligible under the ACA’s coverage expansion. The federal government delegates administrative power to the states to implement federal programs.

Because elected state officials serve as one of the principals to street-level bureaucrats, these officials should be able to influence these street-level agents to implement policy to further state by: Medicaid Maximization and Diversion: Illusory State Practices that Convert Federal Aid into Part I of this Article sets out the structure of the Medicaid program and describes states' use of revenue maximization contractors to assist in federal Medicaid funds, the federal government in turn often hires pri-Author: Daniel L.

Hatcher. Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Medicaid--the federal-state health care financing program covering almost 54 million low-income people at a cost of $ billion in fiscal year is by its size and structure at significant risk of waste and exploitation.

Because of challenges inherent in overseeing the program. Part of the Obama law was an offer to the states: If they would expand Medicaid, a joint federal-state insurance program for low-income people, to a group of slightly higher-income adults, the. The federal health law calls for a huge expansion of the Medicaid program in — a potential bonanza for insurers if the law survives court challenges and opposition by .health care costs have risen, Medicaid costs have grown.

In addition, when the economy weakens more people become uninsured. Many will turn to Medicaid for coverage. The value of Medicaid’s coverage role is unmistakable, but since Medicaid is funded by states as well as the federal government, it has a considerable impact on state Size: KB.

Timeline of the Medicaid Program. After Medicaid was introduced, more than half of the states immediately signed up. The amount the Federal government pays varies state to state, generally, the Federal government pays % of total Medicaid costs.

Medicaid offers outpatient, inpatient, ER, maternity and long-term care coverage.