Biden’s Medicaid Plans Will Send the Program Completely Off the Rails
Medicaid is on the verge of becoming the most broken welfare program in American history. President Joe Biden is moving forward with three dangerous policies that will further undermine its already-shaky integrity and even expand it into housing, food and climate change. State leaders and Congress must fight to restore Medicaid to its mission of protecting the health and well-being of the truly needy.
The most immediate threat comes from Biden’s three-month extension of the COVID public-health emergency, which was set to expire Oct. 13. So long as the emergency is in effect, states receive added Medicaid funding on the condition they don’t cut ineligible recipients from the rolls.