Republicans aren’t happy unless they’re punishing poor people

Protesting Paul Ryan Racine Wisconsin 11-27-17 8749

I really despise these people. Think Progress:

The Trump administration is taking aim at Medicaid yet again, specifically with lifetime coverage limits, according to a McClatchy report Monday evening.

Just weeks after unveiling guidance that will allow states to impose Medicaid work requirements, Trump’s Health and Human Services agency is reportedly attempting to limit the number of months adults have access to the safety net program. The cap, if approved, would be the first of its kind in Medicaid’s history.

Medicaid, which is jointly funded by states and the federal government, provides health insurance to low-income and disabled people. Steps to cap benefits are another attempt in a long line of crack-downs by the Trump administration, which hopes to reduce the government’s obligation to help the needy.

Since Trump took office, the administration has worked to slash the safety net program in its attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and through federal waivers. The lifetime coverage limit is the latest federal waiver proposal, which the administration and their allies claim would allow states more flexibility and encourage fiscal responsibility for both governing entities and those who are covered by the program.

In reality, many of the federal waivers mean that thousands of people will lose vital coverage.

Last month, the administration approved waiver requests from Indiana and Kentucky, allowing them to impose work requirements, but five states — Arizona, Kansas, Utah, Maine, and Wisconsin — want to take that a step further by implementing the aforementioned lifetime limits as well.

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2 Responses to Republicans aren’t happy unless they’re punishing poor people

  1. Imhotep February 9, 2018 at 11:11 am #

    What a wonderful day.

    ……..The T-Party died last night.
    ……..The warmongers in both parties settled their debt with the defense contractors and the Military Industrial Complex.
    ……..(And) the rest of us will be allowed to squeak by for the next two years with our non-living wage jobs intact.

    Up next for the Vichy Republican Quislings is the destruction of
    Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    Put on your high heeled shoes Nancy because it’s shooow-time

  2. dandy February 9, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    The supporters of these assholes who call themselves Christians need to come out of their double-wides and find out what Trump is doing to them—and all the rest of us.

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