Medicaid Premium and Cost Sharing Final Rule Issued, Remains Largely the Same as Published in 2009

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) allows states to amend their Medicaid plans and impose alternative premiums and cost sharing for individuals whose family income exceeds identified levels. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule Feb. 22, 2008 to implement the DRA provisions, and a final rule in November…