Several states have already expanded or are considering expanding their Medicaid systems under the Affordable Care Act. But putting more pressure on an already broken system is the wrong prescription for providing quality care for our nation’s underserved citizens.
Rather than funneling more taxpayer money into a substandard system that fails to deliver quality care and places significant strains on state budgets, lawmakers should focus on reforms that make Medicaid more effective, efficient and accountable.
States should pursue solutions that increase the supply of health care services. They should also conduct audits to improve existing Medicaid programs and root out waste, fraud and abuse.
Most importantly, they must have the courage to transition to a market-based approach where competition, innovation and choice will deliver a higher standard of health care that puts the patient first.
From: Americans for Prosperity Director of Policy Akash Chougule and Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
To: Interested Parties
Subject: Memo: How Work Requirements Help Lift…
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