Is Rhode Island’s Global Medicaid Waiver a good idea?

By PBN Staff
Posted 2/23/09

With the state continuing to wallow in red ink, the motivation for Gov. Donald L. Carcieri to negotiate a Global Medicaid Waiver with the federal government was clear.

The flexibility that the block grant from Washington, D.C., grants the state – in exchange for a cap in federal Medicaid funding – is intended to allow it to stretch the effectiveness of the money it spends on health care.

But not everyone agrees that Rhode Island is ready to implement the solutions that Carcieri said would form the backbone of its new approach to caring for the poor and elderly, such as an increase in home health care.

As Rhode Island prepares to implement the Global Medicaid Waiver, was it such a good idea after all?

PBN Hosted

Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
  • Book of Lists Party
    Save the date - January 15, 2015 for PBN's Book of Lists Party at the Providence ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News