Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Friday that the proposal by presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to reform Medicaid would actually cut the program by one-third over the next decade.
Citing newly updated estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, the Democrats said Ryan’s plan to transform Medicaid into a block grant to states would shrink the program by $810 billion over the next ten years, and his plan to repeal the Medicaid expansion within the Affordable Care Act would slash another $643 billion in funding. Overall, they said, Ryan’s proposals would trim roughly $1.5 trillion from Medicaid.
Medicaid is a federally-run health insurance program that benefits low-income and disabled Americans.
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