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Blocking Medicaid Rules: Hurting Families and Taxpayers Alike

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Daniel Patrick Moloney

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Keywords: moratorium; Health care; Medicaid Regulations; war supplemental

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Congress is about to make a bad decision on Medicaid that will affect taxpayers and families alike. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is responsible for administering the Medicaid program, has issued seven rules designed to curb certain Medicaid fraud and abuses. Congress is poised to block these rules and thus allow abusive, fraudulent, and wasteful activities to continue.