Comparison of Medicaid Provisions in Deficit-Reduction Proposals

In response to mounting concern about the nation’s rising debt and deficit, and increasing apprehension about the federal budget, prominent leaders and various commissions have come forward with recommendations to strengthen the economy and bolster the nation’s fiscal health. These proposals include both tax increases and spending reductions in discretionary programs, including defense, and in mandatory programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

This document provides a brief description of the key Medicaid changes that have been recommended as part of broad-based deficit- and debt-reduction packages. The proposals come after the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that expanded Medicaid as the foundation for new coverage and efforts to reduce the uninsured.

Brief: Comparison of Medicaid Provisions (.pdf)


Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Deficit-Reduction Proposals

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