May 6, 2014

Medicaid: The State Budget Side of the Equation

  • Nina Owcharenko


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Nina Owcharenko, Heritage Foundation Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies and Preston A. Wells, Jr. Fellow, sat down with our state team to discuss her chapter on the state side of Medicaid reform in Mercatus’ recent book, The Economics of Medicaid. In under 19 minutes, Owcharenko describes Medicaid funding, how states constrain ballooning costs, quality of care, and the waiver process and private option. Click here to subscribe.