Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway asserted Sunday that the Senate health care bill does not propose cuts to Medicaid, despite projections that it would cut the federal health insurance program 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,” she said...
“If you are currently in Medicaid, if you became [a recipient] ... through the Obamacareexpansion, you 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. ABC