Medicaid Financing and Spending in Puerto Rico

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September 2017

This slide presentation provides an overview of how the federal government finances Medicaid in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Like Medicaid in the states, Puerto Rico must contribute its non-federal share in order to access federal dollars, which are matched at the designated federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP), or matching rate. But unlike the states, Puerto Rico can access federal dollars only up to an annual ceiling.

The slides include information on the sources of federal Medicaid financing in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s matching rates, and its current and projected Medicaid spending.

Publication Type: Slide Brief

Tags: Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), federal/state partnership, financing, spending