Medicaid

has transformed health care for low-income families and individuals, especially children, pregnant mothers, parents and children with disabilities and special health care needs.

It is Complicated. A Child’s View Can Guide Us.

By Rylin Rodgers, Riley Child Development Center Too often policy discussions and budget debates are framed in terms of winners and losers at the program, department, or budget line level. Families raising children who have health care needs and disabilities are impacted every day by public policy, systems, and services related to health care, education, housing, […]

Trump Budget Poses Even More Threats to Children’s Health

Today President Trump’s budget came out and the news for children’s health coverage is devastating. In addition to assuming the enormous cuts and dangerous changes to Medicaid included in the House passed American Health Care Act (that we have blogged about many times), the President is proposing even larger cuts to Medicaid and is proposing […]

Capping Medicaid: Bad News for All

As readers of SayAhhh! know, the House bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act does far more than effectively end the expansion of Medicaid for low-income adults.  It also radically disrupts the 50-year old Medicaid partnership between the federal government and the states by capping federal payments to the states for covering all […]