With policy-makers in Washington considering some changes, and possibly major changes, in the state/federal Medicaid partnership, the Health Affairs Blog has taken a look at some of the options those policy-makers might consider.

Among them are:

  • giving states greater flexibility in the design and implementation of their own Medicaid programs
  • requiring cost-sharing by some or all beneficiaries, such as through premiums and co-payments
  • limiting benefits
  • employing incentives to encourage healthy behaviors

The article also considers the manner in which individuals enroll in Medicaid and how that has evolved over the years.

Learn more about some of the options Congress will have as it looks at possible Medicaid reform in the Health Affairs Blog article “The Future Of Medicaid: When Improving Upon The Wheel, Start With Something Round,” which can be found here.