Children’s Health Insurance Program
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) said Wednesday that a proposal to implement "blended" payment rates for Medicaid is "on the table" in negotiations over raising the federal debt limit. This proposal could save the government up to $100 billion over 10 years, the Bureau of National Affairs reports.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on Thursday voted along party lines on legislation that would let states cut individuals from Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program. The provision is known as the State Flexibility Act.