Medicaid Changes in Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Go Beyond ACA Repeal and Replace
The BCRA would exempt spending on children who are eligible based on a disability. However, most Medicaid children with special health care needs are eligible based on low family income and not based on a disability. For example, 82% of Medicaid children with special health care needs do not receive SSI.
Under current regulations, provider taxes must be broad-based, uniformly imposed, and cannot hold providers harmless from the burden of the tax (i.e., providers cannot be guaranteed that their tax payment will be paid back). Federal regulations create a safe harbor from the hold-harmless test for taxes where collections are 6% or less of net patient revenues.
Research shows that nearly 8 in 10 adult Medicaid enrollees live in working families, and a majority are working themselves. Among the adult Medicaid enrollees who are not working, most report major impediments in their ability to work.
Except to save the life of the woman, or if the pregnancy arises from incest or rape.