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rip Medicaid, Trump Administration to accept requests to Block Grant Medicaid

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42 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

What are block grants and how do they (presumably) hurt average people?


Currently medical bills under Medicaid are split typically 80/20 between the Feds and States (split varies depending on the coverage group and service). Under a Block Grant the Feds instead give the States a lump sum for the year based on a formula and that's it. The State either has to make up the difference themselves or cut services. It also lets Republicans cut the Block Grant without cutting services themselves (since the State has to) and blame the States for cut: "Texas lived within their Block Grant, not our fault Illinois wasted their's".

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