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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:37 AM

Trump wants to bypass Congress on Medicaid plan

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-wants-to-bypass-congress-on-medicaid-plan/ar-BBS7NY1?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout


The Trump administration is quietly devising a plan bypassing Congress to give block grants to states for Medicaid, achieving a longstanding conservative dream of reining in spending on the health care safety net for the poor.

Three administration sources say the Trump administration is drawing up guidelines on what could be a major overhaul of Medicaid in some states. Instead of the traditional open-ended entitlement, states would get spending limits, along with more flexibility to run the low-income health program that serves nearly 75 million Americans, from poor children, to disabled people, to impoverished seniors in nursing homes.

Capping spending could mean fewer low-income people getting covered, or state-designated cutbacks in health benefits although proponents of block grants argue that states would be able to spend the money smarter with fewer federal strings attached.

Aware of the political sensitivity, the administration has been deliberating and refining the plan for weeks, hoping to advance an idea that Republicans since the Reagan era have unsuccessfully championed in Congress against stiff opposition from Democrats and patient advocates. During the Obamacare repeal debate in 2017, Republican proposals to cap and shrink federal Medicaid spending helped galvanize public opposition, with projections showing millions wou

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:42 AM

1. KGOP republicans planning to PISS on Congress. Again.

The repubes really need to zip themselves up, and show some respect for America and American democracy. This kind of shit is what they do in facist russia. Now the submissive KGOP republican puppets want to do it here. But no. This evil republican piss-on-Congress and then piss-on-the-poor-and-sick shit shall not stand.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:43 AM

2. They know this is a losing strategy, but will do it as part of PUtin's plan to fuck us over.

They know damn well this will not fly in court, but they can keep some $$ for the moment to steal and misuse for their own wants/needs until the court makes them release the money, many months later and oh the $$ they'd have made on the interest in the meantime. Where would that go, bet you drumpf thinks he has a way to steal it because everything in the end is about his own ego and $$.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:59 AM

3. Hey, motherfucker, declare a national emergency: Poor Americans are not dying fast enough

He wants to let them die, just like what he did to his nephew's sick infant

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