Love comments on Medicaid block grants for D Healthcare


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love commented on Medicaid block grants in an story penned yesterday by Will Maddox for D Healthcare Daily.

With the Trump Administration attempting to add flexibility to how states administer Medicaid funding, local politicians and hospital groups are raising the alarm, with some calling them Medicaid block grants that invite states to slash funding for Medicaid potentially impacting four million Texans.

Love said he was worried about the impact of the new rules if Texas applied for the waiver. He says the community engagement rules could result in work requirements, beneficiaries may have to pay more for services, drugs could be restricted, and states could change eligibility and provider payments without approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“Putting a cap on federal funding would limit the amount that makes its way to health systems and physicians, who often operate at a loss when treating Medicaid patients,” said Love.

You can ready the full story here.