“Governors eye Medicaid cuts to ease COVID-19 budget pain”


Governors eye Medicaid cuts to ease COVID-19 budget pain,” by Jessie Hellman, The Hill


“Governors facing huge budget shortfalls are eyeing cuts to Medicaid, even as millions of unemployed Americans flock to the health insurance program after losing their employer-based coverage. States that are buckling under declining revenues and increased Medicaid enrollment due to COVID-19 say they may have no choice but to cut the program for the poor unless they get more financial support from the federal government.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Don’t cut the “program for the poor.” Cut the part of that program that goes to the middle class and affluent to fund their long-term care. Why and how? See Medicaid and Long-Term Care.