Medicaid Financing Issues: Provider Taxes
Current law allows states to use revenue from provider taxes to help fund the state share of spending on Medicaid, a program that is jointly financed by the states and the federal government. Almost all states have at least one provider tax in place. This issue brief reviews the use of provider taxes by states as a mechanism for financing the state share of Medicaid spending. It also explores the implications of recent proposed changes in the federal rules that govern how states may design their provider tax structures.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
- Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015
- Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook
- Quick Take: Medicaid Provider Taxes and Federal Deficit Reduction Efforts
- National and State-By-State Impact of the 2012 House Republican Budget Plan for Medicaid