Bob Herman Feb 24, 2017
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Why the health care industry isn’t keen on Medicaid reform

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President Trump and Republicans have made it clear they want to change Medicaid in a way that reduces spending and gives states more leeway to operate their programs.

But that financial blow faces resistance from hospitals and others in the industry who rely on Medicaid's already tight resources, as well as seniors who could be affected by the change. It's not at all certain, or likely, Republicans will win over those groups. Yet, they could wind up victorious anyway since more states are privatizing Medicaid programs on their own — a policy that mimics per capita caps.