The Hill: Could states be penalized for Medicaid backlog under O-Care?

Update on the ongoing Medicaid application backlogs
 

Top Republicans are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services if it is considering penalizing states with a backlog of new Medicaid applications under ObamaCare.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich) and Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) say the backlog is the federal government’s fault and wrote to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner on Wednesday saying it would be unfair to penalize states.

“We believe it would be inappropriate for CMS to reduce payments to states that may be experiencing a backlog of applications due to the troubles with HealthCare.gov,” they wrote. “Such an approach would violate the very nature of a federal-state partnership.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/206976-could-states-be-penalized-for-medicaid-backlog#ixzz32Yl1IEPD

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