Medicaid and state health care reform: process, programs, and policy options

Health Care Financ Rev. Spring 1995;16(3):105-20.


Health care reform is a continuously evolving process. The States and the Federal Government have struggled with policy issues to combat escalating Medicaid expenditures while ensuring access and quality of care to an ever-expanding population. In the absence of national health care reform, States are increasingly relying on Federal waivers to develop innovative approaches to address a myriad of issues associated with the present health care delivery system. This article provides a summary of State health care reform efforts that have been initiated under Federal waiver authority.

MeSH terms

  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Health Care Costs
  • Health Care Reform / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Health Expenditures / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Health Expenditures / trends
  • Health Services Accessibility / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Kentucky
  • Managed Care Programs / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Medicaid / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Medicaid / statistics & numerical data
  • Oregon
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Rhode Island
  • State Health Plans / economics
  • State Health Plans / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Tennessee
  • United States