Tom Price’s Plan To Cut Medicaid Spending, Explained


By: Sarah Kiff

President-elect Trump has chosen health representatives that will possibly turn Medicaid into a program that will be controlled by the states individually – leaving federal government out of it. Therefore, cutting down the spending money used to pay for beneficiary’s cost. As Joan Alker mentioned, in order to do this, states and governors will need the necessary resources to effectively do it.

“If you’re going to cut spending that much, you’re going to need to give governors tools to do it,” says Joan Alker, executive director at the Georgetown Center for Children and Families. “It might be waiting lists or enrollment caps. People can’t have a guarantee of coverage unless there’s an assurance of open-ended federal funding.”

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