Rep. Diane Black

Medicaid eligibility limits gaining momentum as a way to cut spending

Medicaid eligibility limits gaining momentum as a way to cut spending

As federal deficit-reduction talks continue, lawmakers from both sides are proposing legislation to tighten Medicaid eligibility rules. The legislators' collective goal is to trim program outlays by more than $13 billion. Not surprisingly, many providers are expressing concern over possible reductions in their largest funding source.