5 Ways Paul Ryan’s Budget Screws Seniors
Medicaid Would Be Gutted And Left To The States
Seniors know that Medicaid isn’t just a program that helps low-income Americans. It’s a vital lifeline for seniors as “the largest payer of nursing home and other long-term care, covering 49 percent of all such costs,” according to Families USA. More than 15 percent of seniors depend on the program. That share rises to 44.6 percent for seniors with disabilities.
Ryan’s budget would cut the program by $732 billion as it changes the funding into block grants for the states, which could then evade federal regulations that help ensure quality care.
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