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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:58 PM

Trump wants to bypass Congress on Medicaid plan

The Trump administration is quietly devising a plan bypassing Congress to give block grants to states for Medicaid, achieving a longstanding conservative dream of reining in spending on the health care safety net for the poor.

Three administration sources say the Trump administration is drawing up guidelines on what could be a major overhaul of Medicaid in some states. Instead of the traditional open-ended entitlement, states would get spending limits, along with more flexibility to run the low-income health program that serves nearly 75 million Americans, from poor children, to disabled people, to impoverished seniors in nursing homes.

Capping spending could mean fewer low-income people getting covered, or state-designated cutbacks in health benefits although proponents of block grants argue that states would be able to spend the money smarter with fewer federal strings attached.

Aware of the political sensitivity, the administration has been deliberating and refining the plan for weeks, hoping to advance an idea that Republicans since the Reagan era have unsuccessfully championed in Congress against stiff opposition from Democrats and patient advocates. During the Obamacare repeal debate in 2017, Republican proposals to cap and shrink federal Medicaid spending helped galvanize public opposition, with projections showing millions would be forced off coverage.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-wants-to-bypass-congress-on-medicaid-plan/ar-BBS7NY1?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:06 PM

1. Dictatorship . . .

States that are not in love fest with the dictatorship gets fucked. States that are in the love fest, middle class and poor get fucked.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:08 PM

2. The Republican Party to include Trump, are sociopaths.

They have been for a long time.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:13 PM

3. Yeah with Republicans controlling so many starehouses this will work well

It is very clear they will fight providing healthcare to the poor.

Peace

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:17 PM

4. Back in the nineties,

this was known as the Heritage/Koch Brothers/John Birch Society plan. Remember Newt was all in with this.

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