Trump Officials Face Decision on Lifetime Limits for Medicaid

Trump Officials Face Decision on Lifetime Limits for Medicaid

The Trump administration is testing the waters on how much flexibility to give to state in reference to Medicaid programs.

Two states have begun implementing work requirements for Medicaid recipients with others likely to follow. More states want to further this progress and put a lifetime cap on how long people can be enrolled in the medicaid program. This has not ever been done before.

It is plausible that these lifetime limits could be approved. the lifetime cap reflects the current administrations view that only able bodied individuals will be impacted.

The proposed limits are intended as an avenue out of poverty by granting states the authority to be innovative and form their own response to Medicaid spending.

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