How Would Changing Medicaid to 'Per-Capita' Funding Work?

Dan Derksen - MedPage Today

As part of their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans are proposing to change Medicaid financing from a matching fund system to a "per-capita cap."

What exactly does that mean? Daniel Derksen, MD, director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, explains the two systems in a MedPage Today exclusive video. He also outlines his concerns that changing to such a funding system may result in less Medicaid funding and poorer healthcare for Medicaid beneficiaries.

» Related: read one-page summaries of the CBO's analysis of the American Health Care Act, and a summary of the bill by subtitle.

AzCRH Director, Dan Derksen, MD, explains it all in this MedPage Today video (below):


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