NHeLP Letter Urging Transparency of Efforts to Harm Medicaid & Repeal the ACA

Executive Summary

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Executive Director Elizabeth G. Taylor urges congressional hearings for any measures to “dramatically change the financing structure of Medicaid,” and repeal the Affordable Care Act. The letter notes the vital role Medicaid plays in ensuring 74 million individuals have access to health care services. The Medicaid program also “has a positive economic effect for states and the influx of federal funds magnifies this impact.” Without a sound federal funding structure, the letter notes, vulnerable lives and state governments will both be harmed. Transparency is a must to educate lawmakers “on any proposal to change the financing, eligibility, services, and other aspects of Medicaid and repeal of the ACA.”

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