Making Medicaid a block grant would curb vital services
There’s been talk aplenty about Medicare in this campaign, but far less discussion of the other big federal health-care program — Medicaid. There are very stark differences in how the two presidential candidates would approach the issue. Mitt Romney aims for larger savings, but would dramatically reduce the number of people with health care. The Obama administration, which is expanding Medicaid to cover millions under Obamacare, wouldn’t endanger anyone’s coverage. But neither would the administration’s plan lead to much way by way of reductions in projected spending.