How House Republicans' budget plan would affect Medicaid

House Republicans' proposed budget plan would have a major impact on Medicaid, cutting funding for the program by a total of about $2.1 trillion over the next decade, according to a blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In the post, Vice President for Health Policy Edwin Park explains that the budget plan would repeal Medicaid expansion, resulting in reduced funding and 14 million people losing coverage or not being able to get it in the future. It also would convert funding to the program to a block grant, ultimately cutting funding by $1 trillion over the next 10 years. Furthermore, the plan would repeal the subsidies to help people afford Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage, Park adds. Blog post

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