Inside CMS - 03/14/2019

2020 Budget Proposal Cuts $1.5 Trillion With Medicaid Eligibility Scrutiny

March 11, 2019
President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget, released Monday (March 11), would cut $1.5 trillion from Medicaid over the next decade by proposing mandatory work requirements nationwide, repealing Medicaid expansion and proposing block grants or per-capita caps for states. The proposal also would put more scrutiny on beneficiaries based on their assets and increase eligibility checks. The proposal again supports the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson legislation which would repeal Medicaid expansion and have states choose between a per-capita cap or a block grant program. The...

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