FACT SHEET: Abandonment of Federal Commitment to North Carolina’s Health & Well-Being Hurts Us All

By Alexandra F. Sirota, BTC Director, & Luis Toledo, BTC Policy Analyst

February 2017

Abandonment of Federal Commitment to North Carolina’s Health & Well-Being Hurts Us All: Preliminary Analysis of Federal Medicaid Block Grant & Per-Capita Cap Proposals

Medicaid block grant and per-capita proposals are being considered in DC. These proposals are dangerous for North Carolina as they will further reduce health care coverage for residents, hurt our state’s health care industry and ripple through the economy as the health and well-being of the workforce is undermined.

Medicaid provides health care services to children, adults with disabilities and seniors. It engages private health care providers to ensure that North Carolinians are healthy and costs are contained.

Block grant and per-capita proposals reduce the federal commitment to the health and well-being of residents in North Carolina by fundamentally altering the requirement that states serve the health care needs of individuals who meet eligibility standards. The goal of block grant and per-capita proposals is to reduce federal spending dedicated to healthcare.

Read the rest of the Fact Sheet here.

 

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