Senate Bill Would Reduce Medicaid Spending Dramatically

But the medical inflation rate is projected to grow only 3.7% and the standard inflation rate at 2.4%.
The Monday analysis found the Senate bill would reduce federal spending on Medicaid by a total of $772 billion by 2026, and the House’s legislation by $834 billion over that time.
Federal support for Medicaid would shrivel even more over time under the Senate bill, likely forcing states to tighten enrollment, cut benefits or reduce provider rates, the Congressional Budget Office found.
Related: Trump: If GOP health care bill fails, repeal Obamacare now, replace laterWhat the Congressional health care bills would do to Medicaid funding has become a game of words in Washington.
The House would tie yearly boosts to the medical inflation rate, while the Senate would increase funding by the standard inflation rate, which is considerably lower.

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