Short Term Options for Medicaid in a Recession
Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Keywords: Medicaid; funding; recession
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.