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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Breitbart Attacks Trumpcare over Disabilities

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss Medicaid services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Very oddly, the flagship site of the alt-right is criticizing Trumpcare (which it calls "Ryancare") for shorting families of people with disabilities. Sean Moran writes at Breitbart:
The Republican leadership’s plan to roll back Medicaid puts families with disabilities in a dire situation.
Many American families rely upon Medicaid to pay for the expensive care that comes with disabilities. Families with special needs rely upon Medicaid for specialized care for daily living and to pay caretakers so that parents can work.

However, the Ryan plan might jeopardize those who rely upon Medicaid for disabilities. Speaker Ryan’s plan places a per-person cap for all Americans, including people with disabilities, children, and the elderly.
It also quotes the Denver Post article that this blog noted yesterday.