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GOP Medicaid Debate Echoes Democrats' CBO Dilemma During ACA

June 14, 2017
Republican senators who continue to wrangle over what to do with the phase-out of Medicaid expansion funding in the American Health Care Act are in part grappling with issues that shaped Democrats' decision to write Medicaid expansion into the Affordable Care Act, health policy analysts say. At the time the ACA was written, the Congressional Budget Office score estimated the per-person cost would be lower in Medicaid than in private insurance, said Katherine Hayes of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Tax...

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