Health/Medicaid – New Report: Medicaid Per Capita Caps Would Devastate HCBS

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report detailing the likely impact of the Medicaid per capita caps in the American Health Care Act on home and community based services (HCBS). The report notes HCBS are optional, but are a large share of overall state spending and therefore they are likely targets for cuts. Additionally, the report notes that per capita caps would exacerbate direct care workforce shortages by limited federal funds available for provider reimbursement.

The Arc continues its efforts to fight this harmful proposal. To watch the latest in The Arc’s video series, see Meet Bryan and Meet Soojung and Aliceabout the critical importance of health care and Medicaid to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please share with your networks.

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