Budget Proposal Contains Hodgepodge Of Medicaid Changes

February 12, 2018
President Donald Trump's 2019 budget proposal would cut $1.4 trillion from Medicaid over 10 years, give states more flexibility to eliminate some benefits, and impose stricter eligibility and documentation requirements on new beneficiaries. If enacted, the budget would represent a 26 percent reduction in federal Medicaid spending. The vast majority of those cuts are attributed to the budget's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act via a plan similar to the Graham-Cassidy bill . But aside from that big-ticket item,...

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