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Healthy Adult Opportunity Demo Means "Neither Health nor Opportunity" for Medicaid Beneficiaries

January 30, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Statement

Healthy Adult Opportunity Demo Means "Neither Health nor Opportunity" for Medicaid Beneficiaries

WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement in reaction to the newly released Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) Demonstration:

“The CMS Healthy Adult Opportunity announcement means neither health nor opportunity for Americans who depend on Medicaid for their health care. 

“The plan will create roadblocks for patients to access care and will threaten Medicaid coverage for millions more.

“Medicaid block grants have rightly been rejected by Congress. Rebranding them under the thin veil of a demonstration doesn’t change the fact they would lead to arbitrary cuts that will weaken Medicaid for those most in need.”

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