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User Info Another (Sad) Casualty Of Schwantz-Gobbling; entered at 2017-01-09 10:41:32
Zappafan
Posts: 2822
Registered: 2007-11-30 Atlanta
Karl, would "block granting" Medicaid mean that the states get a fixed amount from the Feds, to use as they see fit, and any additional Medicaid spending that exceeds those amounts (on a statewide basis) has to be made up from the state budget?

If so I can see the shell game they're playing. However, ultimately states have to have balanced budgets, unlike the Feds who can run deficits indefinitely. Hence, poor people counting on Medicaid simply die when states can't fund the gap.
2017-01-09 10:41:32