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Medicaid Directors Ask Feds For More Flexibility

Stateline: Medicaid Directors To Feds: Give States Flexibility
State Medicaid directors are asking the federal government to fast-track state Medicaid improvements by emphasizing health over bureaucratic process and rapidly disseminating best practices so that states can benefit from the success of others. "Much of the potential gain from states serving as the laboratories of experimentation has been lost," says a November 9 report from the National Association of Medicaid Directors (Vestal, 11/11). 

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