Budget Resolution includes radical cuts and restructuring of Medicaid

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced an FY 2012 Budget Resolution today and is expected to schedule Committee markup later this week. The Budget Resolution includes unprecedented cuts to Medicaid and other critical domestic spending. The Medicaid cut alone is $1 trillion over 10 years. To implement cuts this deep, Congress would need to radically restructure the financing of Medicaid which would likely include an end to the individual entitlement to Medicaid and include significant cuts to the long term services and supports available in the states. While these developments are extremely troubling to the disability community, it is important to note that the Budget Resolution is only a spending plan and that other Committees would have to act on legislation to implement what is in the Budget Resolution. Learn more at http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2011/April/05/ryan-plan-details.aspx

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