El Camino College Better Manage of Medicaid Programs and Costs Discussion

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Along with the exploding costs of public-sector benefit packages, managing Medicaid is the greatest challenge confronting the nation’s governors and state legislative bodies. About 16 percent of the nation’s population is currently enrolled in Medicaid. State budgets are stressed from explosive Medicaid growth, which has more than quintupled over the past two decades, says Brian Blase, a policy analyst in the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.


Besides calling for increased flexibility on eligibility, what did you suggest the states should do to better manage their programs, control costs, and put in place a fundamental long-term reforms?