Medicaid and Welfare Reform: States’ Use of the $500 Million Federal Fund
This report reviews how states have responded to the $500 million federal fund that was created by the federal welfare reform legislation in 1996 to help states maintain Medicaid coverage for individuals affected by welfare reform. State Medicaid officials were asked whether they have drawn down federal funds from the $500 million fund; to describe the factors that influenced their decision; and what activities they are supporting with the additional federal monies. The paper describes the current status of the $500 million fund and highlights how states are using this new funding.
also of interest
- A Historical Review of How States Have Responded to the Availability of Federal Funds for Health Coverage
- Health Coverage of Children: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP
- Children and Oral Health: Assessing Needs, Coverage and Access
- The Arizona KidsCare CHIP Enrollment Freeze: How Has It Impacted Enrollment and Families?