Medicaid needs more money

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Bentley Administration is hoping that the federal government will simply block grant the state their share of the Medicaid money with no pesky strings attached about who gets coverage, deductibles, etc. However with U.S. Senate Democrats filibustering and delaying even routine cabinet appointees, the idea that any meaningful entitlement reforms will pass out of Congress to even get to President Donald J. Trump’s desk seems unlikely. Unless U.S Senate Republicans can do this through the budget process it looks like the state may still have to offer the same minimum level of benefits, the RCO plan appears to be on the operating table in its death throes, and the state is likely to be facing yet another state general fund crisis.

Written by: bigjon

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