States Would Lose Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Vital Support for the Elderly, Families, and Those in Nursing Homes – Would Be Forced to Dramatically Raise Taxes or Slash Benefits
As a Result, 30 Million Americans Could Get Kicked Off Medicaid – Forcing Seniors to Be Denied Critical, Life-Saving Care
New State-by-State Analysis of Impact of Extreme GOP Budget Found HERE
Washington, DC—The Democratic Policy and Communications Center (DPCC) today released new national and state-by-state reports (see below) revealing the devastating impact the Republican Medicare-ending budget would have on seniors, families, and nursing home residents. The report shows that, on top of ending Medicare as we know it and increasing seniors’ out-of-pocket health care costs by nearly $6,000, the GOP budget would also cut $1.7 trillion in Medicaid benefits for seniors, families, and those in nursing homes, which could force as many as 30 million Americans off of the program.
The GOP budget cuts $550 billion in health care benefits specifically for seniors and the disabled, which could lead to them being denied access to life-saving care and shutting nursing homes down across the country. With state governments across the country already cash-strapped, the reduced federal support and increased burdens included in the GOP proposal would require them to drastically slash benefits, increase taxes, or both.
- The Republican plan could force as many as 30 million Americans off of Medicaid.
- The Republican plan cuts over $1.7 trillion from health care services provided through Medicaid, including $550 billion in health care for seniors and the disabled. As a result, nursing homes across the country could be forced to slash services, turn away seniors, or close their doors.
- The Republican plan would shift costs to state taxpayers at a time when 41 states already face a budget crisis. This could lead to huge tax hikes on taxpayers in states across the country.
The Republican budget also doubles-down on their effort to end Medicare as we know it. Under their plan, over 45 million soon-to-be seniors would be forced out of Medicare’s guaranteed benefits and onto a voucher, and out-of-pocket costs for the typical senior could go up by nearly $6,000. The DPCC national report and state-by-state breakdown on the impact on Medicare can be found below:
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