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All 50 Medicaid directors speak out against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill

By Jessica Chia,

The National Association of Medicaid Directors spoke out against the GOP-led effort to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday.

The NAMD, made of directors from all 50 states, highlighted its concerns with the new health care bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy that would end the Medicaid expansion and subsidies for people buying private insurance and combine the money into new block grants for states.

The bill will also change the federal government’s guarantee to match states’ cost to provide care to Medicaid beneficiaries and institute a per-capita cap for each state.

The per-capita caps, combined with the block grants, would constitute the “largest intergovernmental transfer of financial risk from the federal government to the states in our country’s history,” the statement read.


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