Limits on Medicaid would cut services to vulnerable children
With their plan to limit Medicaid financing based on enrollment and costs in each state, House Republicans are stealing health security from nearly 700,000 Massachusetts children (“Health bill will cut Mass. funds,” Page A1, March 8). Thanks to MassHealth, an efficient and successful partnership between the federal government and the Commonwealth, these kids receive appropriate preventive, medical, dental, and behavioral health care. Federal funding assures that Massachusetts can afford the cost of services and cover all eligible children and families.
Restrictive Medicaid funding formulas will cut services to vulnerable children and serve only to push more of the financial burden to states. A likely result is that fewer children will have coverage and that benefits such as dental care will be cut back. That is wrong for children who most need access to cost-effective care; it will thrust a larger burden to the health care system in the form of uncompensated care.
It’s a joke to associate GOP bid to scrap Obamacare with the word ‘care’
It is anti-women: By freeing insurance companies to drop contraception and maternity care and preventing plans from including abortion, it makes having children both harder to afford and harder to avoid.
It is destructive to our economy, guaranteeing that the American workforce will be poorer and sicker in years to come.
It should be called the Old Rich Men Care Bill.