Yesterday, the House passed the $16.1 billion, 6-month FMAP extension the Senate sent over last week, and the President has now signed this critically important extension into law. This additional federal support for states will extend an enhanced Federal Medical Assistant Percentage (FMAP) Medicaid match rate to states through June of 2011. This will help states stabilize their budgets and prevent cuts to programs in economically challenging times and it will help ensure that many of the patients health centers serve will continue to have health coverage.
NACHC has been following this extension closely as proposals have moved through Congress in the last several months and we deeply appreciate Congress’ commitment to bringing this important aid to states and families nationwide. Read our statement in support of this extension becoming law here.