The Balanced Budget Act of 1997: Highlights of Child Health Block Grant and Medicaid Provisions

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September 24, 1997

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On August 5, the President signed into law the federal budget reconciliation act for federal FY 1998, officially titled the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The Act includes a wide variety of important provisions; this Policy Page describes in a summary way important changes in Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care policy, as well as the new child health block grant.