The state on Monday stopped adding more children to a Medicaid program that pays for in-home nursing care and other benefits.
The program is called Community Alternatives Program for Children, or the CAP/C waiver, which offers care to “medically fragile” children who need feeding tubes, use ventilators or who cannot learn basic activities such as dressing or bathing.
CAP/C is called a waiver program because families do not have to meet the usual poverty-level income guidelines to qualify. The program pays for some services that regular Medicaid does not. The state’s federal waiver expired in June 2015 but the state was granted extensions to be able to keep paying for services.