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Cutting Medicaid Would Hurt States and Families

By Dee Mahan,

05.06.2015

When members of Congress threaten to cut Medicaid, who is at risk? If Medicaid is cut, seniors, people with disabilities, children, and working families would suffer. This fact sheet explains that Medicaid is an efficient, flexible program that works well for states and the people it serves.

Arguments against cuts to Medicaid:

  • Medicaid is already a flexible program that gives states the option to use private health plans.
  • Medicaid is an efficient program with almost no administrative “fat.”
  • There’s no room for cuts to provider payments.
  • States can’t make up for cuts in federal payments.