Image result for medicaid gopWhile Democrats have been pounding the drum against proposed changes to Medicare, Republicans appear far more likely to pursue an overhaul of Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor.

Medicaid has grown in size in recent years, with ObamaCare extending coverage to millions of low-income people who hadn’t qualified before. 

But Republicans warn of the program’s growing costs and have pushed to provide that money to states in the form of block grants — an idea President-elect Donald Trump endorsed during the campaign.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence signaled in an interview with ABC this month that the incoming administration planned to keep Medicare as it is, while looking at ways to change Medicaid. 

“I think President-elect Trump made it very clear in the course of the campaign that, as president, we're going to keep our promises in Social Security and Medicare,” Pence told ABC.

“With regard to Medicaid, though, I will tell you, there's a real opportunity, there's a real opportunity as we repeal and replace ObamaCare to do exactly what the president-elect also said on the campaign, and that is block granting Medicaid back to the states.”

Block grants would mean limiting federal Medicaid funds to a set amount given to the states, rather than the current federal commitment, which is more open-ended. 

Pence implemented policies as governor of Indiana that would require Medicaid enrollees to pay a small monthly contribution towards their coverage into a health savings account. 

That idea could soon be going national. Trump’s nominee to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, helped Pence develop the changes to Medicaid in Indiana. 

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BRAVO! 

And they should, medicare his limit amounts, medicaid should too !

How well I know.  A disabled widow living on under $900. per month and now they tell me that Medicaid QMB which had ALWAYS covered every bit of my Medicare premium expenses, will no longer cover part B so they want to take hundreds more out of my little check to pay for that.  That's a crime!  I cannot even afford myself the luxury of owning a car, and now they want to reduce what I have for food money too, forcing me to pay what had formerly been covered through Medicaid?  I've voted Republican since casting my first ballot back in 1973 because it is the party of life that has always protected the babies.  They should want to protect the elderly as well.  Health coverage and food are about as basic as it GETS.

As a disabled widow, I believe you will have no problems, at least in staying on Medicaid. Obama's been so devastating to our country, that more people lost their jobs and are on welfare and food stamps than ever in history! They also couldn't afford Obamacare so they got dumped into Medicaid. This is one reason why our debt is in the trillions! But once Congress mandates most governance to be reinstated to the states, each state will determine who really needs medicaid....they won't be able to afford to put everyone on it! Once the economy opens and these people get back to work, the states will have a better chance of covering those in need while removing those who aren't. You won't be in that latter group.  Likewise, once it gets to the states (maybe even before), it will be recognized just how rotten this last administration has been and people aren't getting what they deserve, there may be some swing in bringing back QMB/Part B. Whatever happens, we know Congress and the states are going to do what's best for the people.  This is their time to shine and you'll be one of the lucky ones who won't be losing any benefits and maybe even getting more. It'll come sooner or later, I have a feeling.

Victoria, the demonkrats want everyone under their thumbs but Trump wants self-sufficiency to be the norm again.  The biggest problems I see with government programs is that they are designed to punish citizens and benefit illegal aliens, the imported moslem terrorists, and the lazy "gimme gimme" people in our society.  I paid into social security and medicare for 50 years and now that I need it demonkrats call me a "burden on society" and claim that I am "stealing from future generations".  they are the thieves, having stolen that money for their own use, to buy votes and to pad their crooked pockets!!!!!

Get the crooks out of the system and it will work. I mean companies who advertise products that they will bill medicare, the doctors who write phony bills, the pharmacies who write phony bills and the crooked people who milk medicare for a profit they can make....

keep a good eye on this i really dont trust GOP any more...they threw me under the bus a long time ago

Michael, I don't trust the gop any more than I trust the demonkrats.  they are 2 wings of the same nwo buzzard!!!!!

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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.

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“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

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