"The big story has been and continues to be what it is going to do to Medicaid," said
"While it takes more time to phase them in, those cuts will have the same impact," Schowalter pointed out. "It's going to shift who pays."
The ranks of the uninsured will swell. States will have to pick up the tab for indigent care. And uncompensated care will go up for care providers.
The lack of guaranteed benefits "discourages preventive care," said
Under the Republican plan, people will not be required to pay a penalty if they do not have health insurance as they were under the ACA. Also, most taxes that financed the ACA will go away.
Supporters of the
Block grants are not necessarily ideal for care deliverers.
"They're shortening up the money," said Dr.
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