Senator Says Revised Health Bill Will Keep Republicans’ Proposal To Reduce Medicaid Costs
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), a proponent of the reductions, said he has been led to believe that the new draft bill will not change much on the question of Medicaid funding. If so, that could make it hard for some moderate senators to support the measure.
Changes in Senate Health Care Bill Coming But Medicaid Cuts Remain
Senate Republicans are preparing to unveil a revised health care bill that aims to attract support from wary Republicans, but early indications suggest the proposed changes do little to address concerns about the current deep cuts to Medicaid, possibly putting the bill’s path to passage in peril. ... "My understanding is that remains the same," Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., a proponent of the Medicaid cuts, of the Medicaid portion of the bill. (Caldwell, 7/12)
Is Medicaid Driving The Budget Deficit, As Pat Toomey Said?
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., defended the Senate health care bill’s curbing of Medicaid spending by calling Medicaid the single-biggest driver of the federal budget deficit. ... Is Medicaid the primary culprit behind the federal budget deficit? We found Toomey is playing parlor games with budget figures. (Tobias, 7/12)
Medicaid Affects Millions Of Americans, Young And Old
Your tax dollars provide health care benefits for millions of people. Currently, 74 million people receive health coverage under Medicaid, a government program for low-income people, including adults with disabilities and children. Under the program, beneficiaries pay low out-of-pocket fees for health services that are paid for by federal dollars. ... Medicaid ranks as the single largest source of health coverage in the United States, according to the government website. (Scutti, 7/13)