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Proposed Medicaid Cuts Will Force States to Ration Care or Raise Taxes

Posted June, 6 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Because the Senate is writing their health bill in secret, we don’t know a lot about what is in it. But there is a good chance the bill will look very similar to the one passed by the House of Representatives on May 4 – one Senator told the media the bill will be ‘about […]

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New Report Shows Medicaid Cuts Would Disproportionately Affect Children of Color

Posted May, 31 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Medicaid is the single largest insurer for children in the United States. The program covers more than 35.5 million children nation-wide and more than 2 million children in New York State alone. On May 4, the House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cut more than $830 billion […]

CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Coverage Under the American Health Care Act

Posted May, 25 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) came out with its score of the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the new bill is just as devastating as the original (you can read the report here, and our official statement here). CBO’s job is to estimate the effect bills will have on the federal budget. In […]

Today’s Presidential Budget Proposal is Devastating for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance

Posted May, 23 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The first budget proposed by President Trump adds over $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid to the $880 billion included in the American Health Care Act. This would cut the program in half. The budget also cuts the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), insurance for kids who do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford […]