OUTLINE: THE MEDICAID COMMISSION
o The Medicaid Commission (the “Commission”) was established by charter by the Honorable Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in May 2005.
• PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION
o The commission charge was defined as follows:
- The Commission shall report to the Secretary, for his consideration and submission to Congress, by September 1, 2005, their recommendations on options to achieve $10 billion in scorable Medicaid savings over five years while at the same time make progress toward meaningful longerterm program changes to better serve beneficiaries.
- By December 31, 2006, the Commission shall submit to the Secretary a report making longer-term recommendations on the future of the Medicaid program that ensure the long- term sustainability of the program. They shall develop proposals that address the following issues:
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