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What Congress can learn from the Rhode Island miracle

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Republicans should continue to insist on solutions to Medicaid that provide some federal funding but allow states maximum flexibility. The Republican block grant makes financial sense and will help ensure that Medicaid doesn’t bankrupt Washington and the 50 states. But the Trump administration doesn’t need to wait. It can start this program tomorrow. It should put out word to the governors that it will issue Rhode Island-style global waivers for Medicaid if they apply for one. The White House has full authority to do this and many states will line up for the offer.