Block grants cap Medicaid expansion in states where it exists instead of making it available to all who need it. Medicaid expansion needs to be extended to states that don’t have it, not capped in states that do! Cruel & inhumane treatment of society’s most vulnerable populations is shameful! It’s also a large burden on healthcare workers whose goal is to care for people not process paperwork!
“healthcare experts worry that under a block grant, states might have to slash their Medicaid rolls or payments to disproportionate-share hospitals to get program spending under control. That could lead to significant coverage losses and reduce access to care for some of the most vulnerable populations.”