In the current health care debate, state and federal policymakers have stressed the need for increased state flexibility. BPC convened a group of state and federal policy experts to discuss existing waiver authorities under Sections 1115 and 1332. The discussion…
BPC believes changes to the federal-state run Medicaid program are needed to control budget costs, but we also believe expenditures should be targeted to those with the highest need.
These proposals are expected to face strong resistance, especially among Democrats and even many Republicans who support many of the programs facing reductions.
The current political debate on health care is in part the result of the inability of the parties to work together and compromise.