Kellyanne Conway on Senate health bill: ‘These are not cuts to Medicaid’


Posted on: June 25th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway asserted Sunday that the Senate health care bill does not propose cuts to Medicaid, despite projections that it would cut Medicaid by $800 billion.

“These are not cuts to Medicaid,” Conway said to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday. “This slows the rate for the future, and it allows governors more flexibility for the future with Medicaid dollars.”

Conway said those who became a recipient of Medicaid through the Obamacare expansion are “grandfathered in.”

“We’re talking about in the future,” Conway said.

When pressed by Stephanopoulos on how the proposal doesn’t amount to cuts when it directly curtails funding for Medicaid, Conway said the administration sees its actions as putting Medicaid back to pre-Obamacare levels.

“We don’t see them as cuts. It’s slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was,” she said.

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