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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:20 PM

Kevin McCarthy says no one will lose Medicaid under Trumpcare, Kevin McCarthy lies

Boy-howdy the fact checkers are earning their pay after Thursday's Trumpcare vote, as they figure out what the bill actually does versus what Republicans say it does. Note that those two things have yet to coincide. Because, according to Republicans, no one at all will ever lose their health insurance no matter what. Here's the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler take on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's assertion that "We're not taking a benefit away. Nobody on Medicaid is going to be taken away."

Set aside the unfortunate phrasing (or maybe Republicans were actually considering disappearing Medicaid recipients?), that's just flat-out bullshit, or in Kessler's terms, three Pinocchios.

Matt Sparks, a spokesman for McCarthy, offered this explanation: “There are no changes until 2020. Then states will continue to receive the enhanced federal match for current enrollees.”

McCarthy’s claim hinges on the phrase “current enrollees.” The Congressional Budget Office, in its evaluation of the first version of the AHCA, said the reduction in funding would result in 14 million fewer Medicaid enrollees by 2026, a decline of about 17 percent compared with current law. Much of the decline would stem from the proposal’s termination of the enhanced federal match for new enrollees in states that choose to expand Medicaid, as well as a new per-person cap on federal payments to states. A new, lower federal match rate would apply to new enrollees after Dec. 31, 2019.

In any case, current enrollees are grandfathered in, right? Well, the problem is that people cycle in and out of Medicaid all the time, as they change or lose jobs. The CBO concluded that the reduction in spending would increase quickly as the grandfathered enrollees cycle off the program and are replaced by new enrollees. Indeed, historical data cited by the CBO indicated that fewer than one-third of those enrolled as of Dec. 31, 2019, "would have maintained continuous eligibility two years later."


http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/5/1659352/-Kevin-McCarthy-says-no-one-will-lose-Medicaid-under-Trumpcare-Kevin-McCarthy-lies

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:23 PM

1. Of course he LIES..too bad their voters haven't

caught on to that yet.

What's it gonna take?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:46 PM

2. Bakersfield is such a toxic dump place

No wonder they vote for McCarthy. We stayed overnight there a couple of years ago. The chemical smells there gave me a headache. We got up early the day after we spent the night on the way home to the Bay Area because the chemical smells were gross. No wonder they voted for toxic McCarthy and chump.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:50 PM

3. How did we get to this point??

I've been around long enough to know that stretching the truth has always been a part of politics, but there was usually some shred of truth for the speaker to glom onto - even if wildly distorted.

This is just a bald-faced lie.

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