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Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Trump administration is quietly devising a plan bypassing Congress to give block grants to states for Medicaid, achieving a longstanding conservative dream of reining in spending on the health care safety net for the poor. Three administration sources say the Trump administration is drawing up guidelines on what could be a major overhaul of Medicaid in some states. Instead of the traditional open-ended entitlement, states would get spending limits, along with more flexibility to run the low-income health program that serves nearly 75 million Americans, from poor children, to disabled people, to impoverished seniors in nursing homes.

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Aware of the political sensitivity, the administration has been deliberating and refining the plan for weeks, hoping to advance an idea that Republicans since the Reagan era have unsuccessfully championed in Congress against stiff opposition from Democrats and patient advocates. During the Obamacare repeal debate in 2017, Republican proposals to cap and shrink federal Medicaid spending helped galvanize public opposition, with projections showing millions would be forced off coverage.

In addition to potential legal obstacles presented by moving forward without Congress, the administration effort could face strong opposition from newly empowered House Democrats who've vowed to investigate the administration's health care moves.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-12 12:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Once again, Dems on the wrong side of history.

#2 | Posted by sawdust at 2019-01-12 03:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

Trump wants to bypass Congress on everything.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-01-12 10:00 AM | Reply

I have to log in just to give Sawdust a funny flag. Progressives are rarely on the wrong side of history. If you're going to start with that claptrap about Dems being the party of the KKK, just don't.

#4 | Posted by micd at 2019-01-12 10:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Once again, Dems on the wrong side of history.

#2 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Once again, righties show themselves to be sociopathic POSes.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-12 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"with projections showing millions would be forced off coverage."

This is how conservatives want to address our unfunded liabilities. By eliminating the liabilities.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-12 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump wants to bypass Congress on everything.

Putin doesn't need permission from congress.

Why should Donnie?

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-12 03:52 PM | Reply

What's the problem...if you get sick just ask your father for a "...small loan of $1,000,000" to get you by. Thanks Dad.

#8 | Posted by soulfly at 2019-01-12 09:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anti-American Trump cultists should just come out and admit they support a monarchy.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-12 09:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And Feudalism.

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2019-01-13 06:28 AM | Reply

Orange Adolf and his GOnP doing their best to turn the US into a 3rd world country.

Trumpcare = hurry up and die already!

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-01-13 01:50 PM | Reply

Dicktator Donald

#12 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-01-13 06:58 PM | Reply

Dems on the wrong side of history.
#2 | POSTED BY SAWDUSTFORBRAINS

Being for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security,..

...is being on the wrong side of history?

And by getting rid of them, we'll Make America Great Again?

Idiot.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-13 07:12 PM | Reply

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