Medicaid’s Role in the Budget Reconciliation Debate

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<p>Yesterday, Congress sent President Obama reconciliation legislation that would roll back the Affordable Care Act’s landmark Medicaid expansion, along with other coverage provisions. Under the bill, federal funding for coverage of low-income adults would end in 2017. The law’s mandatory expansion of coverage for low-income children ages 6–18 also would end, as would a provision barring reductions in optional children’s coverage.</p><p>In a new blog post, George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum and colleagues explain that “the story behind the Medicaid expansion and the current repeal effort is one of philosophy and policy: Should Medicaid provide the platform on which coverage for the poorest Americans rests?”</p> Read the post