92. Working for the Man for Medicaid. Guest, Heather Howard.
Published April 11, 2017
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    Health policy researcher Heather Howard returns to the pod and, not surprisingly, Medicaid was the focus of our talk. We discussed various Medicaid issues; the extent non-expansion was driven by policy or politics, work requirements under Section 1115 waivers, state administrative costs associated with draconian Medicaid expansion criteria (particularly when compared to the macroeconomic effects of a robust healthcare system), cost-sharing and the “private option” in existing state plans, and the likelihood of Section 1332 waivers moving states to universal care or, at least, meaningful innovation.
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