Tag: Medicaid block grants

HHS budget proposal calls for “a new future for Medicaid”

In their budget proposal released earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared their plans for healthcare reform, including a reversal of what the agency refers to as “the effects of the status quo’s Washington-centered, one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare.” The plan goes on to state its support for a repeal of […]

CBO releases updated cost estimate, Medicaid cuts a concern

After the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) release of their updated cost estimate of the American Health Care Act, many—including Senators and long-term care providers—are voicing their concerns over severe Medicaid cuts, 14 million more people to be uninsured in 2018 (a number that will rise to 23 million by 2026), and rising premiums if the […]

ACA repeal and replace bill pulled with not enough votes to pass

The American Health Care Act long debated by opposing parties, healthcare providers and government entities otherwise known as “repeal and replace of Obamacare” was pulled Friday as a result of the bill’s failure to gain enough votes to pass. LeadingAge says they are pleased with these results, as “This measure is deeply flawed, especially with […]

Medicaid block grants: Yay, or nay? House vote scheduled for Thursday, March 23

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first joint action taken between Seema Verma, who was sworn in as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week, and HHS Secretary Tom Price. After Verma’s swearing-in ceremony, CMS Administrator and HHS Secretary cosigned a letter to the […]