States face the expiration of the federal Medicaid funding
About 36 states will lose at least $100 million each in federal Medicaid funding in fiscal year 2005 unless Congress extends the temporary increase in the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP), according to a report issued by the Children's Defense Fund.
The current FMAP is set to expire June 30. If Congress does not intervene before then, the long-term care community will be one of the biggest losers, advocates say.
The reduction in overall potential federal funding will range from $10 million in Wyoming to more than $1 billion in California and New York.
The report can be found at www.childrensdefense.org/pressreleases/default.asp.