New Medicaid Rules Would Limit Care for Children in Foster Care and People with Disabilities in Ways Congress Did Not Intend
Publication Date: February 2008
Author(s): Judith Solomon
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Federal budget; Economic inequality
CMS claims the new rules are necessary to implement changes Congress made in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). In fact, the rules go well beyond what Congress intended in the DRA and would have a detrimental impact on beneficiaries, particularly poor children in foster care and poor individuals with physical or mental disabilities or other chronic health conditions.