Are Republicans Too Stingy with Medicaid?
Originally published in Forbes Wed. August 2, 2017
Before the Senate voted on a skinny alternative to Obamacare, it was considering the House version of repeal and replacecalled the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). President Trump called the legislation mean and Republicans were attacked for robbing the poor, the elderly and the disabled of needed health care dollars. But were these criticisms fair?
By the year 2036, Medicaid spending under the Republican proposal would be 35 percent lower than under current law. Thats according to an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office.
John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research.
Thomas R. Saving is Distinguished Professor, Jeff Montgomery Professor, and Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University.
Entitlements and WelfareHealth and HealthcareHealth InsuranceMedicare and MedicaidMedicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare
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