Plaskett, Gonzalez-Colon offer solutions as “Medicaid cliff” looms

The clock is ticking for federal lawmakers to avoid what’s known as the “Medicaid cliff.” Key funding for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is set to expire at the end of September, and new legislation to prevent that cliff is expected to drop as soon as next week. When it comes to Medicaid, territories […]

Plaskett, Gonzalez-Colon aim to lift Medicaid funding cap for U.S. territories

Lawmakers across the Caribbean are urging Congress to make health care laws more equal for Americans living in the territories. That push came Wednesday afternoon led by Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) and Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-Puerto Rico). Among the biggest changes, the proposal would eliminate the cap on Medicaid funding for territories by allowing the funding […]