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Kaiser analysis warns of Ryan budget plan’s impact
Modern Healthcare

The nation’s hospitals could see cuts in Medicaid payments as high as $84.3 billion by 2021 under the House budget plan proposed last month by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), according to a new analysis (PDF) from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Ryan’s plan suggests shifting to a block grant program, which the Kaiser report says would also cause reductions in Medicaid enrollment. The study estimates that between 14 million and 27 million low-income people would lose coverage as a result of the plan, which the House of Representatives passed in a party-line vote last month.