Last week, CMS announced a new program – Healthy Adult Opportunity – that would allow states to opt into a new funding program for Medicaid that offers a spending cap or block grant.

To better understand the new program, read this review by NPR or this one by The New York Times. Kaiser Health News also put together this list of five things to know about the Medicaid block grant plan.

The Roundtable is in the middle of a conversation on the importance of public health insurance programs for children and families. We turned to our field experts to get a sense of the impact of this change and here’s what they had to say: