2020 Outlook: Expect Push for Waivers, Medicaid Referendums This Year

Conservative states are likely to push hard in 2020 for CMS approval of Medicaid waivers that will allow them to implement policies such as work requirements, while voters in some of the 14 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid could tee up referendums that would require expansion, Medicaid observers say.

Jerry Vitti, founder and CEO of Healthcare Financial, Inc., a company that connects low-income elderly and disabled populations with public benefit programs, says he anticipates additional Medicaid waiver applications from red states.

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