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Some expect renewal of ’90s Medicaid battle
Modern Healthcare

A return of the 1990s battle to transform Medicaid from a federal-matching program into a block-grant approach is expected by liberal healthcare policy advocates. And the stakes have risen since then, they argue, because a block grant conversion now would undermine the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “Converting Medicaid to a block grant is fundamentally inconsistent with the Affordable Care Act,” Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said during a Monday call with reporters.