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Senate's health care overhaul bill calls for big cuts to Medicaid; why that's bad for special needs students

from TrustED

Will the Senate's health care overhaul pass? Right now, it's anyone's guess. With the Senate currently in recess, the bill is not expected to be considered until their return. What we do know is that the bill faces widespread opposition. Recently, several major polls found support for the bill hovering around 20 percent, Politico reports. The intense opposition is fueled largely by massive proposed cuts to Medicaid funding. The core controversy focuses on the number of people who would supposedly lose health care coverage if the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, were to be replaced. Currently, that estimate is around 22 million. But experts say the Medicaid cuts would have an impact beyond insurance coverage. more

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