"Medicaid block grants will negatively impact the most vulnerable Americans, including the elderly and disabled who receive nearly 60 percent of Medicaid dollars. Even if populations such as the disabled are excluded, the overall reduction in state funding due to block grants will impact all beneficiaries."
“The implementation of block grants on Medicaid programs and populations will have far-reaching and potentially negative effects on Medicaid patients, the health care organizations that serve them, and the states that administer the program.”
“Medicaid block grants will have a negative impact on health care and state budgets, and put unnecessary pressure on rural hospitals. With less money in the state Medicaid program, more seniors will be required to pay out of pocket, directly impacting the most vulnerable populations.”
"Converting Medicaid to block grants may be a conservative Holy Grail, but it's not legal. The administration cannot repeal the ACA through administrative action."