Proposals to block grant Medicaid are the hot topic in health care policy circles. This Kaiser Family Foundation overview gives a pretty good picture of the different ways Medicaid might be block granted, though it is hard to know much without more information on how it would all work. We are, in short, more in love with the idea of block grants than we are advanced in planning how they would actually work.
Justice in Aging has some good work on what various forms of Medicaid block granting could mean for low income older individuals.
Thank you, Justice in Aging, for speaking out for low income older individuals for 45 years. It is a privilege and honor to serve on your Board of Directors at this time when a strong voice for low income older individuals is so very much appreciated.