Virginia Can Manage Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Can Manage Medicaid Expansion

-February 22, 2013-

Source: The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
Source: The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis

Some Virginia lawmakers are raising concerns that the federal government will decrease the generous Medicaid match rate and shift costs to states.  That’s a reasonable concern, and fortunately there is a solution: states can decide to change course and reduce coverage to pre- expansion levels if the federal government changes the match rate. In fact, many states considering expanding Medicaid coverage – including Virginia – are taking steps to make that reduction automatic.

 Read more about it from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis