Medicaid a Starker Choice in Election Than Other Health Care Programs

By: Monday September 3, 2012 8:06 am

It’s worth pointing out where the differences do lie in this Presidential campaign. And actually, it’s not necessarily on Medicare, at least as a function of spending on the program. The two campaigns have radically different views in what the program ultimately looks like, with Romney-Ryan opting for VoucherCare while Obama-Biden seek the same traditional [...]

Medicaid Cuts Far Deeper in Republican Plans, But Those Would Hit Seniors As Well

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 8:55 am

You cannot really divorce the Romney-Ryan plan for Medicare with their plan for Medicaid. The simple reason for this is that Medicaid is the leading provider of long-term care for seniors. Six million seniors, in fact, get their nursing home care from Medicaid. Dual eligibles would lose the ability to access Medicaid benefits for this [...]

Demagoguery Will Trump Financial Incentives in the Medicaid Expansion Fight

By: Monday July 2, 2012 11:54 am

So far we have Florida and South Carolina definitively saying they will opt out of the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act, and a few other Republican governors, like Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, close on their heels. This represents well over a million potential covered residents who would go without Medicaid coverage in the [...]

Ryan Budget Will Block Grant Medicaid, Voucherize Medicare

By: Sunday April 3, 2011 11:02 am

In a way, the continuing resolution on the 2011 budget is really a prelude. It has dominated headlines because of the immediacy, and the threat of a government shutdown if no deal is reached. That discussion is ongoing, and while agreement has been reached on a level of cuts, where the cuts fall, and particularly [...]

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