Medicaid plays a critical role in Long-Term Supports and Services (LTSS) as the major source of funding for ANCOR providers.
ANCOR opposes any cuts that result in cost-shifting to states that would threaten:
Access to LTSS
Accessibility to comprehensive health care
This includes block grants, blended rates, cuts to financing mechanisms that leverage additional federal Medicaid dollars such as provider taxes, across the board cuts and any policy changes that would result in cuts that limit beneficiary access to quality services and supports.
In addition to preserving Medicaid funding, ANCOR seeks to be at the forefront of any potential federal Medicaid reform discussions post 2012 elections. While states seek additional flexibility, ANCOR will advocate for the federal government to maintain its role in financing the critical Medicaid safety net.