Lack of Federal Action Puts Puerto Rico and Other Territories in Peril of Dire Medicaid Fiscal Cliff, Yet Again
Summary by Ground NewsFederal Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and the other territories is capped. The regular Medicaid matching rate (known as the FMAP) for the territories is set at 55 percent. Puerto Rico uses its own poverty level in determining Medicaid eligibility, which is considerably lower than the federal poverty level. The territories will have to make up the difference with their own funds.
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