Children on Medicaid face $43B spending cut under American Health Care Act

An Avalere study found the American Health Care Act will lower Medicaid spending for children by $43 billion over a 10-year period, according to The Hill.

Here are four points:

1. The cuts stem from the law's cap on Medicaid payments.

2. Republicans say the per capita cap is imperative to control escalating Medicaid spending.

3. Over the next 10 years, Congressional Budget Office estimates found the bill could reduce Medicaid spending by $839 billion.

4. Dan Mendelson, president of Avalere, said in a statement, "While local control and more efficient operation of Medicaid programs are laudable goals, coverage and access for low income children are ultimately dictated by federal funding, and reductions of this magnitude could disrupt access."

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