Trump's Medicaid Funding Change Could Alter Drug Access, Rebates
Budget proposal to fund state Medicaid programs through per capita cap or block grant would save $610bn over 10 years, administration says; budget calls for clarifying treatment of value-based pricing and fostering exchange of pre-approval information between manufacturers and payers.
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