“The full dimensions of the GOP’s self-defeat on health care will emerge over time, but one immediate consequence is giving up block grants for Medicaid. This transformation would have put the program on a budget for the first time since it was created in 1965, and the bill’s opponents ought to be held accountable for the rising spending that they could have prevented.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Alas, this editorial in today’s WSJ print edition pretty much nails the most significant consequence of the American Health Care Act’s defeat. Medicaid will continue indefinitely to discourage responsible long-term care planning, crowd out the private LTC insurance market, and trap more and more Americans in low cost care of questionable quality.
Reminder: The Wall Street Journal is gated.