Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare Would Turn Medicaid Over To States

Kellyanne Conway, now an adviser to President Donald Trump and seen here at a November campaign rally, said on NBC News that the Trump administration plans to move Medicaid financing to block grants administered by states.

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Kellyanne Conway, now an adviser to President Donald Trump and seen here at a November campaign rally, said on NBC News that the Trump administration plans to move Medicaid financing to block grants administered by states.

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Republicans plan to turn control of Medicaid over to the states as part of their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, according to an adviser to President Donald Trump.

Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Trump, told NBC News’s Sunday Today with Willie Geist, that the health care law that will replace Obamacare will turn Medicaid — a joint state-federal health insurance program for the poor — into a block grant program. The change would mean the federal government would give money to the states to implement Medicaid as they see

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/22/510984148/republican-plan-to-replace-obamacare-would-turn-medicaid-over-to-states?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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