Congress’s Medicaid funding increase creates massive legal uncertainty for states during COVID-19 Crisis

Published April 22, 2020

According to authors, Scott Centorino, senior fellow at FGA and Chase Martin, FGA legal affairs director,  the “extra funding comes with major strings attached. In order to receive the FMAP bump, states must meet several conditions, such as not removing ineligible enrollees from the program.4 However, these misguided restrictions also create significant legal uncertainty, at a time when states can least afford it.”