American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Medicaid Stimulus Funding (FMAP)
B, Title V, Sec. 5001
The ARRA provides for a temporary increase in federal Medicaid contributions, with a base contribution to all states, enhanced payments (in the form of a reduced state contribution) in high unemployment states, and additional disproportionate share hospital allocations. in addition, the legislation extends a previously-enacted moratorium on certain Medicaid regulations promulgated by the Bush Administration. The final legislation does not include a key provision in the House bill, which would have extended coverage to unemployed but otherwise ineligible low-income families. The final legislation does extend transitional Medicaid assistance to persons moving from welfare to work and c contains important new protections for American Indians and Native Alaskans.
This will potentially result in $59 million or more for Wyoming Medicaid, based upon current budget.