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CBO: More Medicaid Cuts, Fewer Enrollees, by 2026 Under Senate Than House Bill

June 27, 2017

The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would effectively end the ACA’s Medicaid expansion starting in 2021 and convert the program to a per capita cap starting in 2020, would cut federal Medicaid spending and enrollment more in 2026 than...

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New CBO Estimate: 22 Million More Uninsured Under Senate Republican Health Bill

June 26, 2017

Similar to its estimates of the House-passed bill, the Senate Republican health bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cause 22 million people to lose coverage by 2026 and drive $772 billion in federal Medicaid cuts over the next ten years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

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Senate Bill’s Medicaid Cuts Would Be Even Deeper than House Cuts

June 20, 2017

Update, June 26: We’ve revised these posts to reflect the text of the Senate bill released June 22.

As we explained, the Senate health bill would lower the annual increase in state Medicaid funding under a per capita cap to the general inflation rate for all...


Senate Includes Even Deeper Medicaid Cuts Under Per Capita Cap

June 19, 2017

Update, June 26: We’ve revised these posts to reflect the text of the Senate bill released June 22.

The Senate Republican health bill lowers the annual increase in state Medicaid funding under a per capita cap below the House bill’s already inadequate rate starting in 2025. That means states would have to absorb even deeper cuts in federal Medicaid funding than under the...

Medicaid Projected to Grow Faster Than Inflation But Slower Than Private Insurance

Report: State Medicaid Enrollment Cuts Would Be Steep Under House Bill

June 19, 2017

Thirty states (including Washington, D.C.) could cut their Medicaid enrollment by up to 20 percent or more due to huge Medicaid cuts in the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and twenty of them could each cut theirs by up to 30 percent, new Urban Institute ...

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Senate Change to Medicaid Per Capita Cap Could Deepen Federal Funding Cuts

June 9, 2017

Senate Republicans reportedly will retain the House health bill’s damaging Medicaid per capita cap in their bill, but some of them are considering a change that would “reset” or rebase the annual cap amounts for states every two or three years, a Vox article yesterday suggests...

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Trump Budget Would Roll Back Children’s Health Coverage

May 24, 2017

Millions of children would face the risk of losing their health coverage or going without needed care under the harmful changes to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid that President Trump proposes in his budget. While proposing just a two-year extension of federal CHIP funding, the budget would immediately shift significant costs to states, reduce benefits and raise out...

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Trump Budget Cuts Medicaid Even More Than House Health Bill, Showing Danger of Per Capita Cap

May 23, 2017

President Trump’s budget not only assumes the huge Medicaid cuts in the House Republican bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but dramatically enlarges them. That House bill — the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — would cut federal Medicaid spending by $839 billion over...

Trump Budget Would Cut Medicaid by Up to $1.3 Trillion Over Ten Years

History Shows Gutting Essential Health Benefits Would Likely Promote Fraud, Abuse

April 28, 2017

Permitting states to waive the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) minimum benefit standards (“Essential Health Benefits,” or EHB) for individual and small-group market plans, as the MacArthur-Meadows amendment to the House ACA repeal bill would do, would likely leave many people with pre-existing conditions unable to find coverage at any price, cause women to be charged more than men, and expose many...


Tweak to House GOP Health Bill Much Ado About Nothing

April 6, 2017

House Republican leaders seeking to revive their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have unveiled a new provision intended to help stabilize the individual insurance market, which they cite as evidence that they’re making significant progress. But the change is effectively just an add-on to...

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