More States Could Ask U.S. Officials for Medicaid Waiver
Dan Mendelson -- CEO of consulting firm Avalere Health -- said more states are considering waiver requests similar to the one made earlier this week by Arizona. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) recentlyÂ approved legislation allowing her to request a waiver from a provision in the health reform law requiring states to maintain Medicaid eligibility. Anthony Cava -- spokesperson for the California Department of Health Care Services -- said California is not seeking a similar waiver.
- "Arizona May Touch Off Flood of States Asking Obama To Allow Medicaid Cuts" (Wechsler/Palmeri, Bloomberg, 1/27).