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GOP Bill Cuts Medicaid Beyond ACA Repeal; GOP Considers Bigger Medicaid Cuts

March 17, 2017
Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would go much further for Medicaid than a mere reversal of ACA policies, former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf said Thursday (March 16). After the CBO estimated greater-than-expected coverage losses, Republicans began considering changes that would offset some of those losses, including increasing tax credits to buy private exchange coverage, but most of the estimated coverage losses were in Medicaid, and far-right Republicans began pushing policies that would further...


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