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Policymakers Must Act Quickly to Meet Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands’ Medicaid Needs

January 24, 2018

More federal aid for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Medicaid programs is essential to their recovery from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, as we explained here and...

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House GOP Spending Bill Falls Short on CHIP, Community Health Centers, Puerto Rico

December 14, 2017

House Republicans’ “continuing resolution” to fund the federal government through January 19 includes bills to continue funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and community health centers.  But those bills suffer from the same fatal flaws as House GOP bills from earlier this fall that have...

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Trump Disaster Relief Request Doesn’t Address Any of Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Needs

November 20, 2017

As we’ve explained (here and here), increased federal assistance for the Medicaid programs of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is...

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Why House Bill’s Medicaid Funding for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Falls Way Short

October 5, 2017

The additional federal Medicaid funds for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the HEALTHY KIDS Act — which the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed on a party-line vote yesterday to continue funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) —...

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CBO: Severe Harm If Trump Halts Health Cost-Sharing Payments

August 15, 2017

Stopping cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as President Trump has repeatedly threatened, would drive up federal marketplace subsidy costs, raise premiums, cause more insurers to withdraw from the marketplaces, and increase the number of uninsured next year, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

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Kaiser: Senate Republican Medicaid Cap Would Cost States $218 Billion

July 24, 2017

States would have to spend $218 billion more between 2020 and 2029 to offset the federal funding cuts generated by the Senate Republican health bill’s “per capita cap” — the limit on annual federal Medicaid funding per beneficiary — new state-by-state...

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CBO Finds Growing, Harmful Impact of Senate GOP Bill’s Medicaid Per Capita Cap

July 22, 2017

As we’ve written, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the July 20 version of the Senate Republican health bill, which the Senate may consider...

Federal Medicaid Spending Cuts Outside of Expansion Under Senate GOP Health Bill

CRFB: Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid $2.6 Trillion in Second Decade

July 11, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the Senate Republican health bill’s Medicaid cuts would deepen significantly in the second decade, with the cuts growing from 26 percent in 2026 to...

Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid by $2.6 Trillion in Second Decade

CBO: Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid by More Than One-Third by 2036

June 29, 2017

The Senate health bill’s Medicaid cuts would deepen significantly in the second decade, the Congressional Budget Office estimated today, growing from 26 percent in 2026 to 35 percent in 2036, relative to current law (see graph)...

Senate Bill Cuts Federal Medicaid Spending More Than One-Third by End of Second Decade

Senate GOP Adding Another High-Income Tax Break to Health Bill

June 29, 2017

Senate Republican leaders reportedly plan to add a new provision to their bill repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would let individuals use their Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions to pay their health insurance premiums.

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Mostly Benefit High-Income Taxpayers

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