Media Coverage

Trump Budget Would Cut Health Benefits For Many Lower-Income Kids, Experts Fear

The Washington Post By: Juliet Eilprin Lower-income children would have their federal health benefits cut sharply under President Trump’s proposed budget, which analysts say could reverse gains that have pushed uninsured rates for this vulnerable population below 5 percent. … Joan Alker, executive director of Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, said Tuesday that Trump’s […]

Trump Wants To Cut Medicaid, Children’s Health Care

The Charlotte Observer By: Tony Pugh President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal calls for stripping $610 billion from the Medicaid program over the next 10 years – providing an executive-branch rubber stamp of key provisions in Obamacare repeal legislation being championed by Republicans in the House of Representatives. … Since half of Medicaid beneficiaries are children, […]

Casey Says GOP’s Medicaid Cuts Would Devastate Pennsylvania Schools

Ellwood City Ledger By: J.D. Prose Proposed Medicaid cuts of $880 billion included in U.S. House Republican’s health-care reform plan would devastate funding for students, especially those with disabilities, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Thursday. “It rips away health care; it undermines health care,” Casey, D-Scranton, said of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which […]

Casey, DiRocco Blast GOP Medicaid Cuts For Disabled Students

The Daily Item By: Joe Sylvester U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Thursday lashed out at Republicans for their health care bill, which he said would slash $880 billion from Medicaid, including funds that help students with disabilities. … Schneider, a professor at Georgetown Center for Children & Families who has worked on Medicaid as a policy expert […]

How The House-Approved AHCA Could Affect Children’s Health Coverage

Becker’s Hospital Review By: Kelly Gooch The version of the GOP’s ACA replacement plan approved by the House of Representatives could jeopardize funding for children’s health coverage, reports USA Today. … With those proposed cuts, “there’s absolutely no way kids can stay out of harm’s way,” Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center on […]