House GOP Task Force Is Looking At Possible Medicaid Changes To Offer In 2017
Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., says rising costs will force states and the federal government to look at the issue soon.
House GOP Eyes Medicaid Reforms In 2017, Depending On November Outcomes
A House Republican task force is weighing what types of Medicaid reforms could be possible in 2017, though the November election will play a major role in what can be done, its leader said Tuesday. Reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program and some Medicare extenders could provide opportunities for some additional reforms to the Medicaid program, Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) said Tuesday at a Mercatus Center forum about policy reforms. But he conceded that which political party controls the Senate and the White House, and whether Republicans retain their House majority, will dictate how much can be done. (McIntire, 5/10)
Meanwhile, in North Carolina --
Democrat-Sponsored Medicaid Expansion Bill Submitted In House
A bill submitted Tuesday in the N.C. House would expand the state Medicaid program to cover an additional 500,000 North Carolinians. However, because key Republican legislative leaders have said expanding the program is a non-starter, the chances are slim that the bill will emerge from a House committee during this short session. (Craver, 5/10)