Skip to comments.Trump officials reject Medicaid lifetime limits in Kansas
Posted on 05/07/2018 8:01:48 AM PDT by GIdget2004
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is rejecting Kansass request to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid benefits, drawing a line against a new level of conservative changes to the program.
The administration has already approved work requirements in Medicaid, a controversial move in itself, but Mondays decision indicates that time limits on Medicaid coverage are going too far for the Trump administration.
We have determined that we will not approve Kansas recent request to place a lifetime limit on Medicaid benefits for some beneficiaries, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said Monday in a speech to an American Hospital Association meeting.
We seek to create a pathway out of poverty, but we also understand that peoples circumstances change, and we must ensure that our programs are sustainable and available to them when they need and qualify for them, she added.
Kansass proposal would have limited Medicaid coverage to three years, at which point people would lose access to Medicaid forever.
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I suppose the fear is that as people approach their three-year limit they’ll just leave Kansas and put the burden on some other state.
Seems it needs to be nationwide.
If KS want to cut down on fraud, then KS should grow some big brass ones and effectively means test and prosecute fraudsters.
That’s a good decision. It’s important to maintain public health.
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