August 14, 2012
Is Medicaid Doomed? How Ryan’s Plan Would Affect America’s Very Poorest

Democrats are giddy to attack Paul Ryan’s Medicare reforms, but it’s his plan for Medicaid that will have the fastest and most massive impact on the U.S. health care. How massive? Think 44 million additional Americans without health insurance, in a worst case scenario.  
If that number leaves you a bit dizzy, or skeptical, it’s a testament to how radically Ryan would like to reshape the federal program that’s responsible for insuring low-income Americans, and which also happens to be at the heart of Obamacare’s attempt to expand health coverage. In the most recent budget proposal, Ryan pledged to cut Medicaid spending by $810 billion dollars over ten years. But forget the precise dollar figures for a moment. Romney’s new running-mate doesn’t just want to trim the program. He wants to bulldoze the whole thing, then build a more modest replacement in its place.  

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Is Medicaid Doomed? How Ryan’s Plan Would Affect America’s Very Poorest

Democrats are giddy to attack Paul Ryan’s Medicare reforms, but it’s his plan for Medicaid that will have the fastest and most massive impact on the U.S. health care. How massive? Think 44 million additional Americans without health insurance, in a worst case scenario.  

If that number leaves you a bit dizzy, or skeptical, it’s a testament to how radically Ryan would like to reshape the federal program that’s responsible for insuring low-income Americans, and which also happens to be at the heart of Obamacare’s attempt to expand health coverage. In the most recent budget proposal, Ryan pledged to cut Medicaid spending by $810 billion dollars over ten years. But forget the precise dollar figures for a moment. Romney’s new running-mate doesn’t just want to trim the program. He wants to bulldoze the whole thing, then build a more modest replacement in its place.  

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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