Brief Increasing Federal Medicaid Matching Rates to Provide Fiscal Relief to States during the COVID-19 Pandemic
John Holahan, Jennifer M. Haley, Matthew Buettgens, Caroline Elmendorf, Robin Wang
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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing considerable stress on state budgets because of both increasing expenditures and declining revenues. Unlike the federal government, states cannot incur deficits. In this paper, we estimate the fiscal impacts of several approaches for increasing federal Medicaid matching rates, providing state-level estimates for each approach.

Research Areas Health and health care
Tags COVID-19
Policy Centers Health Policy Center