Connecticut made news when they announced they were putting a hold on plans to cut Medicaid programs. This delay is only slated to last for two months. They’re not the only state making plans to change things. In Arkansas, almost one-third of Medicaid recipients had their benefits cut off after it was discovered they’d moved without updating their mailing address.
Medicaid cuts are expected as part of the Federal government’s plans for entitlement reform. Two of the measures that have been discussed are to put a spending limit in place or to give the states a grant to cover the expenses and then put the spending in the hands of each state.
Both plans have people worried that there won’t be enough money and states will have to make hard decisions on… Continue reading