Building on a Solid Foundation: Medicaid's Role in a Reformed Health Care System
Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher(s): Center for Children and Families
Keywords: Medicaid; Health Care Reform
Coverage: United States
Health care reform is once again a front and center issue. While the policy debates are just beginning, broad consensus exists that a newly reformed system ought to build on the components of the current system, including the Medicaid program. This paper considers ways of doing this, focusing on three key areas: Medicaid eligibility and access; cost, efficiencies, and quality; and overall financing.