Policy Analysis: Medicaid Reform — Impact of Bush Administration and Governors’ Proposals

Published On: June 4th, 2003Categories: Archived Advocacy

Information for this Policy Analysis is based upon media reports from the New York Times, Washington Post, Kaiser Foundation’s Daily Health Policy Report, and other analyses of the Bush Administration’s and Governors’ Proposals.

A bipartisan group of Governors, in reaction to President Bush’s proposal to change Medicaid, is close to an agreement on a proposal that will change the states’ commitment to providing services to the elderly and people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations.

Generally, the Bush Administration’s proposal and the Governors’ proposal are similar, in that they both create block grants for optional population groups in Medicaid, including seniors and people with disabilities. This could have a devastating effect on the services provided to vulnerable populations.

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