Feds nix Kansas' plan to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid
This marks the first time the Trump administration has rejected a state’s Medicaid waiver request regarding who is eligible for the program.
The proposal would have placed a three-year lifetime cap on some adult Medicaid enrollees, the first restriction of its kind in any state. (Image: Shutterstock)
The Trump administration’s promise of
unprecedented flexibility to states in running their Medicaid programs hit its limit Monday.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rejected a proposal from Kansas to place a three-year lifetime cap on some adult Medicaid enrollees. Since Medicaid began in 1965, no state has restricted how long beneficiaries could remain in the entitlement program.
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