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Medicaid Waiver Toolkit

November 30, 2018

Whether or not “Obamacare” stays or goes, this toolkit out- lines twenty reforms that states can begin seeking immediate- ly to flex their muscles against Washington’s bureaucratic red tape. By taking advantage of opportunities that already exist and dema

From the executive summary:  In March 2017, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price and Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Verna co-signed a letter to the nation’s governors. It called for federal-state collaboration in encouraging states to redesign their Medicaid programs.   The proposed Medicaid reforms in this healthcare policy tool-kit provide lawmakers and policy groups with a starting point to begin proposals for reforming the program. While this toolkit is based on potential Section 1115 waivers and state plan amendments that states can now submit to HHS, these approaches can also be used as a framework for identifying statutory barriers to state flexibility under the proposed Block Grant Funding and Per Capita Cap proposals being considered in Washington.