HermerThis report found that on every level, Medicaid vouchers were a failure. Ultimately, this approach resulted in increased costs for the state and the families who rely on Medicaid. More bad news, the vouchers reduced benefits and caused scores of needy families to lose coverage altogether.

Laura Hermer, JD, LLM, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Bioethics in the Institute for the Medical Humanities and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch.