The chairmen of four key congressional committees have written to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) seeking “assistance in developing policy options to ensure the sustainability of the Medicaid program so it can continue to provide essential coverage and services to vulnerable populations.”

Congress ChamberThe letter, signed by the chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, asks MACPAC to “analyze and evaluate” financing reforms to reduce government spending; past reform proposals; ways to give states greater flexibility; options for Medicaid block grants; and other potential changes.

See the letter here.