Congress's Medicaid funding increase creates massive legal uncertainty for states during COVID-19 Crisis
April 22, 2020
The report by the Foundation for Government Accountability shows how new funding could restrict states from running Medicaid as they see fit.
According to authors, Scott Centorino, senior fellow at FGA and Chase Martin, FGA legal affairs director, the "extra funding comes with major strings attached. In order to receive the FMAP bump, states must meet several conditions, such as not removing ineligible enrollees from the program.4 However, these misguided restrictions also create significant legal uncertainty, at a time when states can least afford it."