June 14, 2018 Andy Schneider Not that you needed another reason that capping federal Medicaid payments to states would be an unmitigated disaster for children and families. But since the proposal is alive and well in some quarters—notably the President’ FY 2019 Budget—it’s worth marshaling as many as possible. Here’s another one, from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget . The Committee issued a report this week on the Federal government’s financial commitment—or, more accurately, lack thereof—for children and families. This report broadly confirms the analyses done by our colleagues at First Focus and the Urban Institute : the share of the federal budget, both spending and tax provisions, going to children and parents is less than 10 percent and is declining. The Committee estimates that federal spending on children will decline from 9.4 percent of the budget in 2106 to 7.0 percent in 2028. Not good. Related Posts Administration’s Budget Propos
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