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Americans Should Pay Attention to House Republicans’ Medicaid Proposal
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Americans Should Pay Attention to House Republicans’ Medicaid Proposal

Americans should pay close attention to the House Republican proposal to replace the current Medicaid program with block-grant payments to states.

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A recently released paper by the Center for American Progress, “The Ryan Medicaid Plan: A Threat to Middle Class Security,” details the costs and consequences for Medicaid if the federal budget plan introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and passed by the Republican-led House of Representatives earlier this year became law. In a column released yesterday, Scott Lilly, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright break down the top 10 reasons why everyday Americans should pay close attention to the House Republican proposal to replace the current Medicaid program with block-grant payments to states. Those Medicaid changes would have extraordinary implications not only for the poor individuals who are normally thought of as the principal beneficiaries of the program but for a very broad swath of middle-class families who are far more likely to become reliant on Medicaid benefits at some point in their life than most currently realize.

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