Cutting Medicaid: A Prescription to Hurt the Neediest Kids

Posted by School Superintendents Association on February 27, 2017

Cutting Medicaid: A Prescription to Hurt the Neediest Kids


If a per-capita cap or block grant were to be enacted, school districts would stand to lose much of their funding for Medicaid. A block grant means that districts may no longer receive a dedicated source of funding based on the services they are reimbursed for providing to students. Instead, schools would be forced to compete with hospitals, doctors, urgent-care clinics and other health-care centers to ensure continued reimbursement.

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