A debate about how to fund Medicaid, the public health insurance program that now covers 16 percent of Americans, is under consideration by state and federal policymakers alike.  And one idea that has received particular attention of late is shifting Medicaid to a block-grant program.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments
urges the Members of Congress to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program at higher levels thus continuing the financial partnership between states and the federal government in providing access to affordable health care coverage for children.