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AAHAM Government Relations Monthly Town Hall Discussions
The AAHAM Government Relations Committee would like to hold monthly calls with Chapter Presidents, Chapter Government Relations Chairs and Members who are interested in becoming active in AAHAM’s legislative healthcare reform initiatives. What happens in Washington usually starts back home in your states. These calls will generate discussions on what is happening in Washington and will enable intel to be shared on what is happening across the country at the state level. These sessions will be focused on healthcare issues that are taking place. These calls will also serve as an opportunity to use this information as a grassroots blueprint to utilize in your own chapter.

The next call is tentatively scheduled for scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 4:30 PM EST.

Subsequent calls in 2023 will be on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM EST.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

President Trump’s Medicaid Block Grant Program

Trump Releases Block Grant Plan that would Transform Medicaid

The Trump administration today released guidance to Medicaid directors on how to convert their open-ended Medicaid funding into block grants.

The administration took a big step forward to let states convert a portion of Medicaid funding into block grants, a long-sought conservative overhaul of the safety net healthcare program that Democrats will wield as a political weapon during the election.

The plan is the administration’s boldest step yet to curb Medicaid spending and shrink the program covering about 1 in 5 low-income Americans. But the move is inciting fierce opposition from Democrats who say it is the latest evidence that President Trump is trying to sabotage the ACA.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma, who’s crafted the politically sensitive and closely guarded plan for over a year, today encouraged state Medicaid directors to request budgeted federal payments to cover poor adults who enrolled through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion in recent years. States who voluntarily cover adult populations outside of the ACA expansion could also receive capped funding.

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