Trump promised not to cut Medicaid. His health bill will cut $880 billion from it.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised that he wouldn’t cut Medicaid. He’d “save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security without cuts,” he pledged during his announcement speech. “Have to do it.” The House Republican health care bill doesn’t just break that promise — it makes a mockery of it. According to the Congressional Budget Office estimate […]

Sleeper issue of Medicaid’s future could prove health-care plans’ stumbling block

As House Republicans hurtle toward shifting the nation’s health-care system onto a more conservative path, nearly lost so far in the roiling debate over their plans is the profound impact they would have on insurance for the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. The proposed American Health Care Act would break with the government’s half-century-old […]