State Health Flexibility Act

4:21 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Congressman Bishop Pushes for State Control of Medicaid Funds

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop is pushing for legislation that would reform the current Medicaid program.  The State Health Flexibility Act would introduce a federal block grant program designed to be administered by the states. 

The recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act determined that states can maintain current levels of Medicaid funding, even if they do not expand the population that is eligible for coverage.  Congressman Rob Bishop sees an opportunity.

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