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Kasich: House GOP Medicaid plan 'very bad idea'

Sunday, February 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"An outline of an ObamaCare replacement plan put forward by House Republicans on Thursday called for phasing out the Medicaid expansion by lowering the federal share of the cost back down to its traditional level, meaning that states would have to pour more of their own money into the program if they wanted to keep the expansion, a tall order. 

"Kasich’s comments illustrate how thorny the issue of Medicaid expansion is for congressional Republicans as they look to repeal ObamaCare. Conservatives are pushing to scrap the expansion, along with the rest of the law, but Republican governors from states that accepted the expansion, like Kasich, are wary of their constituents losing coverage and their states losing the extra federal funding.
Other Republican governors from states that expanded the program, such as Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, have previously defended Medicaid expansion..."

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