You Could Save on Auto Insurance When You Complete the AARP Smart Driver Course! Use code NSM to Save 25% Now!
by Susan Reinhard, Jean Accius, Lynda Flowers, Ari Houser, Public Policy Institute, June 1, 2017
The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) under consideration in the Senate would drastically alter Medicaid by limiting federal funding and shifting cost over time to both states and Medicaid enrollees. Starting in 2020, the Senate bill would mandate per capita caps for most populations, including older adults and people with disabilities, and allow states to choose between a per capita cap and a block grant for non-elderly, non-disabled adults. Importantly, the BCRA’s proposed growth rates for the per capita caps and block grants do not keep pace with the growth in Medicaid spending, leaving states and consumers increasingly vulnerable over time.
In a new blog series, the AARP Public Policy Institute projects the impact of the Senate bill’s proposed per capita caps for eight states over twenty years, from 2017-2036. Across the eight states included in this analysis- Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio and West Virginia- Medicaid cuts could reach $316 billion through 2036.
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Find the public policy institute content you are looking for by entering in search terms below.
Sign up for alerts on the latest research, events and videos on policy issues.
A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers
By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
Manage your email preferences and tell us which topics interest you so that we can prioritize the information you receive.
Explore all that AARP has to offer.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at