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Medicaid Caps Per Enrollee?

Would limiting state Medicaid spending per enrollee help control Medicaid costs or would it just leave the states with a bigger proportion of Medicaid spending?

How might such an approach differ from Medicaid block grants, another mechanism for controlling rising Medicaid costs that has been proposed in recent years?

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the publication Health Affairs have prepared a policy brief on Medicaid per capita caps – how they might work, what the advantages and disadvantages might be, and how they differ from Medicaid block grants.  Find the paper, “Per Capita Caps in Medicaid,” hereHappy medical team of doctors together on the web site of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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