Block Grants

Medicaid and Block Grants: Lessons from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

By and ·February 24, 2017
UC Davis Department of Economics and Center for Poverty Research

The Issue:

Republican budget plans and President Trump’s campaign pledges have proposed converting Medicaid to a block grant. This type of transformation in the way a safety net program is financed between the Federal Government and the states has been done before. The 1996 welfare reform replaced the Aid to Families ...
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