Health and Human Services Staff Analysis of S.212
Authors: Department of Health & Human Services
Publication Year: 2002
Last Updated: 2016-04-06 21:42:16
Journal: Department of Health and Human Services
Keywords: DHHS, S.212, 2002, Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, Public Health Program, I/T/U, federal matching, fmap, IHCIA, indian health care improvement act, aca,
HHS Staff Analysis of S.212
In considering amendments to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP, it is important to be mindful of the fundamental differences between them and the public health programs such as IHS. Public health programs generally have limited funds, but broad discretion as to how those funds may be used. Medicare, medicaid and SCHIP, on the other hand, guarantee payment of covered services for covered individuals, but limit both the type benefits and the categories of individuals for whom those benefits are available.
HHS Staff Analysis: S. 212
In considering amendments to programs such as Medicare,
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