Medicaid Would Be Cheaper As a Block Grant

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Date Originated: May of 2011
Categories: Medicaid
The Republican Party often claims that Medicaid is broken and should be turned into a block grant to individual states to save money, but multiple independent studies have shown that block grants would contain significantly less money and upwards of 45 million Americans would lose their health coverage if that happened.

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