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First Focus On Alert After GOP Presidential Candidates Propose Medicaid Block Grants

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Inside Health Policy

By John Wilkerson

GOP presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Scott Walker this week proposed per-person block grants for Medicaid, and advocates for children are revving up their lobbying machine in opposition to those proposals.

While imposing per-capita caps on the federal portion of state Medicaid budgets has been part of past House Republican budget proposals, lawmakers haven’t brought the idea up that much the past few years. Ed Walz, vice president of communications for First Focus, said he worries the proposal is being pushed back into the spotlight by Republican presidential candidates…

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