Browse By:

Wednesday January 23, 2019 Login |Register

A Project of

sponsored by

Short Term Options for Medicaid in a Recession

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: Medicaid; funding; recession

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This policy brief discusses several short-term options for strengthening Medicaid at time when the economic recession has increased demand for the program and constrained state budgets. It details potential steps such as increasing federal funding, easing enrollment barriers and temporarily expanding coverage.