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Senator Rosenwald Warns of Risks of Trump Administration’s Plan to Institute Medicaid Block Grants

February 3, 2020

January 30, 2020 

Contact Name: Sara Persechino 

Phone: (603) 271-3479            

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us                      

 

CONCORD - Yesterday, the Trump administration announced their intention to invite states to convert Medicaid into a block grant, a long term conservative priority which gives every state Medicaid director the option of trading in a program that adjusts to match the number of people requiring coverage for a fixed federal payment. The block grants present high risks that could leave financial gaps should there be an economic swing. 

 

Following the announcement, Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D- Nashua) issued this statement: 

 

“Converting to a Medicaid block grant is wrong for New Hampshire. It is bad for Granite Staters’ access to healthcare and bad for the taxpayers who will have to pick up the tab. I urge Governor Sununu to look out for the best interests of New Hampshire and not to convert our Medicaid funding.” 

 

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