• Safi Bello

The Republican plan to slash Medicaid, explained

Vox ------ Most of the people who got insurance through Obamacare were the more than 11 million poor people who benefited from the Medicaid expansion that 31 states, plus Washington, DC, adopted. And they have the most to lose under the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement. The Republican plan rolls back the expansion, taking 4 million to 6 million people off the rolls, according to Standard & Poor’s. But it goes further than that as well. The AHCA converts Medicaid from a matching program, in which the federal government chips in a set amount for every dollar states spend on beneficiaries, to a capped subsidy, where the feds give states a set amount per enrollee every year, an amount that rises according to a fixed formula instead of according to need. To get more in depth information click on the picture below to read the article.

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