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In the News: Medicaid Expansion, Reversed by House, Is Back on Table in Senate

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First Focus President Bruce Lesley was quoted in the New York Times on May 15, 2017 speaking about the impact of per capita caps on Medicaid eligibility. 

Medicaid Expansion, Reversed by House, Is Back on Table in Senate (The New York Times) 

WASHINGTON — Senate negotiators, meeting stiff resistance to the House’s plans to sharply reduce the scope and reach of Medicaid, are discussing a compromise that would maintain the program’s expansion under the Affordable Care Act but subject that larger version of Medicaid to new spending limits.

With 62 senators, including 20 Republicans, coming from states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the House’s American Health Care Act almost certainly cannot pass the Senate. The House bill could leave millions of Medicaid beneficiaries without health coverage, but in a House debate focused more on pre-existing medical conditions and… [Read More]