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Mission And Markets In Health Care: Protecting Essential Community Providers For The Poor, John V. Jacobi Jan 1997

Mission And Markets In Health Care: Protecting Essential Community Providers For The Poor, John V. Jacobi

Washington University Law Review

Should government protect mission-driven providers in the shift to Medicaid managed care? In part, the answer to this question turns on the statutory purposes of Medicaid as both a vehicle for providing an opportunity for the poor to enter the medical mainstream, and as a program to provide medical care in a setting that includes a wide variety of culturally appropriate social services. The answer also turns in part on an economic and public policy analysis of the performance of these mission-driven providers in comparison with their for-profit counterparts. Part I of this article will describe the complex mission of ...


Medicaid Eligibility Planning For Aged Clients In Virginia, Jonathan D. Frieden Jan 1997

Medicaid Eligibility Planning For Aged Clients In Virginia, Jonathan D. Frieden

University of Richmond Law Review

The Medicaid program is a jointly financed federal and state assistance program established under Title XIX of the Social Security Act of 1965. The purpose of the program is to provide "federal financial assistance to States that choose to reimburse certain costs of medical treatment for needy persons." The Medicaid program's federal statutory and regulatory framework was described by Justice Powell of the United States Supreme Court as "among the most intricate ever drafted by Congress." Justice Powell added that the Act's "Byzantine construction... makes [it] 'almost unintelligible to the uninitiated." To add to these already significant difficulties ...