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Medicaid Block Grants

Medicaid Block Grants: A Zombie Idea With Lipstick in Texas

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

States with growing populations, such as Texas, or states often in the pathway of natural disasters, such as Texas, or states with a disproportionate share of low wage jobs, such as Texas, would be most negatively impacted by a federally-imposed block grant.

Medicaid: The Forgotten Issue

Max Richtman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Max Richtman

People should be asking -- what will happen to those 30 million or more Americans who will likely lose their Medicaid coverage during a Romney/Ryan administration? Where will they go for health care coverage?

President Bill Clinton Is Right: Medicaid Matters

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In Charlotte, the Democrats rightly celebrated the President's signature achievement and made clear they're going to run hard on it. Paul Ryan has said bring on this debate, so it's game on. Thanks to President Clinton, that debate now must include Medicaid.

Americans Don't Support Ryan's Vision to Slash and Ration Medicaid

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

It is disturbing when politicians talk about Medicaid like it's some sort of handout. Medicaid serves as an insurance program that is there because someday you may need it -- either for your child, your parents, or yourself.

Strong Medicaid System is Key to Supporting Nation's Children, Poor and Adults with Disabilities

William Daroff | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
William Daroff

To preserve the health and long-term care to millions of vulnerable Americans who we know need our help more than ever, we stand ready to work with Congress and the Obama administration on practical solutions that will achieve long-term savings without harming the neediest in our nation.

Emily Swanson

Medicaid Poll: Paul Ryan Block Grants Unpopular

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

The special election in New York's 26th district Tuesday made it clear that the unpopularity of the GOP's proposed changes to Medicare could be a majo...

Show Me the Money -- Obama vs. Ryan

Linda Bergthold | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The president is making a major policy proposal this week, and the Republican proposal, "The Path to Prosperity," has now been released as well. The two approaches could not be more different.