Thursday, July 13, 2017

Will Medicaid Cuts Mean the Death of Special Education?

Will Medicaid Cuts Mean the Death of Special Education?:

Will Medicaid Cuts Mean the Death of Special Education?


The new American Health Care Act (AHCA) will be a disaster for children with special needs. The GOP still doesn’t discuss what those cuts will mean to children with disabilities, even though they appear to be praying awfully hard.
Back in May, in a PBS report with Judy Woodruff, correspondent William Brangham told us that Medicaid cuts and the effects on children with disabilities weren’t part of the GOP debate. The current bill could mean major cuts to Medicaid, up to $880 billion over 10 years.
On the same PBS program, Sasha Pudelski with the School Superintendents Association reminded us that the federal commitment to fund special education has never been fulfilled. Medicaid has been filling this gap.
Pudelski states:
It’s not kids that are breaking the Medicaid bank, if the bank is even being broken, which I contend it’s not.
But when you look at who benefits from Medicaid, 46 percent of Medicaid Will Medicaid Cuts Mean the Death of Special Education?:



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