California Will Face ‘Very, Very Difficult Choices’ If Medicaid Is Block-Granted
The state, which has been one of the most successful in the nation at signing up people for Medicaid coverage under the health law, would get more flexibility with block grants, but likely less federal money.
What Happens To Medi-Cal Under A Trump Administration?
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed that he will repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “better.” Specifics are scarce, but one plan Trump has outlined is to change how the federal government funds Medicaid, health coverage for low-income people. (Dembosky, 11/11)
Trump Medicaid Plan Could Force Service Cuts, Higher Taxes
The new Donald Trump administration may soon force states to cut spending on services or raise taxes. That's because the president-elect wants to overhaul the way the federal government pays for state-provided Medicaid health-care coverage. ... "Trump's proposal to convert Medicaid funding into a block grant program would lead to much lower federal funding to states," according to a statement Thursday from Fitch Ratings, which tracks state finances for investors in municipal bonds. (Schoen, 11/10)