Azar Stresses Vulnerable Populations Not Part Of Block Grant Waivers

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / February 26, 2020 at 2:12 PM
HHS Secretary Alex Azar stressed Wednesday (Feb. 26) that HHS will not approve any state Medicaid waivers that would block grant coverage for pregnant women, low-income parents, children or people with disabilities. At a House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) pointed to an analysis by the left-leaning Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, which said that these vulnerable groups could be impacted by the new guidance CMS issued last month and lose...

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