While the debate remains unsettled, it’s clear that the future of Medicaid coverage, and resulting expenditure impacts, will remain in the spotlight for the foreseeable future, dominating the headlines and permeating the nation’s debate.
The status of Medicaid expansion dominated the headlines throughout the course of 2017. A number of states that expanded Medicaid saw potential executive and legislative action and rhetoric that could reverse the massive enrollment gains of the past five years.
Going forward, given the policy uncertainty around Medicaid coverage and funding, state policy makers (and, in Maine, voters) will have to address a complicated fact pattern to best decide how to balance health coverage and financial considerations relating to Medicaid.
Director, Health practice, PwC US