Project Medicaid Cure:
Medicaid Reform that Works for Patients and Taxpayers
WHO WE ARE
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a Florida-based think tank dedicated to mobilizing state leaders to confront critical policy priorities with market solutions, and equipping those leaders with proven methods and messages to win.
WHAT IS PROJECT MEDICAID CURE
FGA’s Project Medicaid Cure unites governors, legislators, Medicaid directors, think tank leaders, providers and patients to achieve pro-patient, pro-taxpayer Medicaid reform in states across the country.
The Medicaid Cure infuses Old Medicaid with the winning strategies of choice, competition, innovation and real accountability. Patients can choose from several competing private plans the one that best meets their health needs. A new funding structure ties plans’ profit to improved patient health. And providers get paid on time, in full, at fee-for-service rates or higher.
WHY STATE LEADERS SHOULD TACKLE MEDICAID REFORM NOW
Old Medicaid is failing taxpayers and policymakers. Old Medicaid consumes on average one in four state budget dollars, crowding out all other priorities, like education, public safety, tax relief and infrastructure repairs. State leaders who want to accomplish major reforms in any other area must first curb runaway Medicaid spending.
Medicaid is failing patients too. One-third of doctors won’t accept new patients enrolled in Old Medicaid, and Old Medicaid patients are more likely than the privately-insured or uninsured to use the ER for non-emergency care. State leaders have a moral imperative to move Medicaid patients from sickness to health and onto a better life. This is best done through patient choice and competition among several accountable, high-quality private plans.
HOW CAN FGA HELP YOU ACHIEVE A MEDICAID CURE?
Project Medicaid Cure equips you with the tools to achieve pro-patient, pro-taxpayer Medicaid reform, including:
A tailored Medicaid reform policy plan for your state
Model legislation customized for your state to achieve comprehensive or step-by-step reforms
State-specific research demonstrating the need for patient-centered Medicaid reform
Marketing and communications support to help amplify a winning message
Visits from Medicaid patients with compelling stories that validate how private plans change lives
Remote and side-by-side peer support from legislators who have already passed successful Medicaid Cure reforms
Guidance from Medicaid agency staff who have implemented successful reforms
In-state Medicaid reform outreach such as expert testimony, public events, caucus presentations and executive briefings
WHO FUNDS PROJECT MEDICAID CURE
Project Medicaid Cure is supported by individuals and foundations who believe in pro-patient, pro-taxpayer Medicaid reform. More than $1 million has been donated to support FGA’s Project Medicaid Cure so patients can have hope for a better life, and taxpayers can have the added financial security they deserve. FGA and Project Medicaid Cure neither solicits nor accepts funding from Medicaid managed care companies or similar corporate entities.