The Hill | September 18, 2018 07:04:03 AM EDT The Hill | House Republicans are trying to cut $1.3 trillion from Medicaid by slashing its funding to cover prescription drug and medical device costs, an attempt to save the program from an expected $5.6 trillion cost overrun.
Their latest attempt, passed Thursday, would slash the state and federal payments to Medicaid by more than half, to $750 billion, from $738 billion.
“The Senate version of the AHCA was the biggest tax cut in the history of the United States,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.
The Senate bill, by contrast, would cut the state, local and tribal funding by $6 billion, and would cut health care programs by $8 billion, to the tune of $7.6 billion.
The Senate’s version would slash funding to Medicaid for two years, from three years.
It would also cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which would be cut by $2 billion.
And, the bill would eliminate a requirement for states to have Medicaid expansion or exchange plans, and the program would become more like a block grant, with states receiving more funding and states receiving less.
For the most part, the Senate bill would leave in place the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and the ACA Medicaid block grant.
But some of the changes made in the House version would be more dramatic, including eliminating the Medicare-for-all program that President Donald Trump has called the “most important thing we have done in health care” and slashing funding for preventive care, which has become a political flashpoint in the Trump era.
The House bill would also eliminate Medicaid’s expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides care for children and families with disabilities.
That money would be directed toward the expansion of Medicaid for people in poverty.
And it would end a requirement that states provide health insurance to the poor by 2024.
As for the other Medicaid programs, they would receive $3.6 for each person who lives in poverty and $4.1 for every person who receives public assistance.
That would cut from $6.9 billion for the states to $3 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The Congressional Budget office says Medicaid is not the only program that faces cuts.
The White House’s proposal to cut Medicaid’s funding to help states cope with the rising cost of covering people with preexisting conditions has drawn strong opposition from some Republican governors, and other governors have said they would not accept the reduction.
Democrats, who have been working to expand Medicaid since the ACA was passed in 2010, have pointed to Medicaid as a way to reduce the federal deficit.
The legislation has already been criticized for its impact on Medicaid funding.
For example, the House bill cuts $3 million for states that don’t expand Medicaid to pay for the cost of the expansion, according the CBO.
In addition, it would reduce funding to state exchanges by $3 to $6 for low-income adults, according a report by the American Action Forum, a conservative advocacy group.
And the bill also would cut payments to Planned Pregnancy Centers by $4 billion, including $1 billion in Medicaid funding that pays for the clinics.
It’s also unclear how many states will accept the cuts, given the lack of a CBO score of the bill.
In recent weeks, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a progressive group, has also expressed opposition to the bill and said it could jeopardize the ACA and Medicaid.
Republicans have also been criticized by many moderate Democrats and some Republicans for the way they’ve dealt with health care reform in the past.
They’ve had to work with Democrats on many key issues, including the expansion and cost of ACA coverage, but they have faced backlash from conservative Republicans for trying to dismantle the ACA.
This bill would undo the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, cut health insurance subsidies for millions of low-wage workers and increase costs for millions more, according Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Center analyst John Goodman.
Many Republicans have argued that the ACA has saved taxpayers money, but Democrats have said the cost-sharing reduction payments are only an increase on what was previously paid by states.
Ryan’s office said the bill will remain a work in progress and that the House will continue to work on a replacement plan.