posted by AHIP
on February 8, 2021
While many challenges lie ahead of us, as a nation there is hope that with the release of effective vaccines, we are turning the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the timeline for a full recovery is uncertain and the discovery of new virus variants reminds us that the pandemic is not over. During this pivotal time, the Medicaid program will continue to be called upon as an integral part of the American health care system’s pandemic response. To ensure that Medicaid remains a stable resource we urge you to take legislative action to both increase the amount of federal support provided to states for Medicaid, known as the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), and enact a glidepath for the future reduction in funding.