Under the Affordable Care Act, about 31 states agreed to financial incentives to expand eligibility for Medicaid.
The bill ends the open-ended promise for the federal government to cover a certain percentage of a state’s costs.
Under the ACA, the federal government takes steps to actively recruit people to sign up for Medicaid, even in states that didn’t expand the program.
The bill curbs the rate of spending by the federal government over the next decade and caps dollar amounts and ultimately reduces the inflation factor.
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