April 20, 2017 Andy Schneider There are non-alternative reports that the White House and the Republican Congressional leadership are planning for a vote next week on legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Details as to what that legislation actually says are not yet available, but it’s likely that it will contain a cap on federal Medicaid spending along the lines of what was in the “repeal and replace” legislation pulled by the House Republican leadership without a vote on March 24. In that bill, ironically titled American Health Care Act, the Medicaid cap was one of the two main sources of the $839 billion cut in federal Medicaid spending used to offset most of the $999 billion in lost federal revenues resulting from the repeal of the taxes used to pay for the ACA coverage expansions. In some quarters, repealing the ACA taxes remains a high priority, and Medicaid is still the “go to” source for budget offsets. Despite the lack of hearings
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