State Flexibility Act Introduced

Senator Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Gingrey (R-GA) introduced the State Flexibility Act (S. 868 and H.R. 1683) to repeal the Medicaid Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirements required by the stimulus law and the new health care law, which are both incredibly important to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The new health care law Medicaid MOE prevents the states from restricting Medicaid eligibility in advance of the 2014 Medicaid expansion of coverage.  The federal government will pay 100% of the increased cost of the new health care law Medicaid expansion for the first 3 years. The stimulus law provided an increased federal Medicaid match in exchange for keeping access to Medicaid for current beneficiaries.

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