Republicans are spinning their health care bills’ impact on Medicaid:
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey made the questionable claim that under the Senate bill “no one loses coverage” gained under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. The bill would reduce federal funding to expansion states, leading some states to restrict eligibility, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed that there “are not cuts to Medicaid” in the Republican health care bills that reduce future Medicaid spending by hundreds of billions. By 2026, CBO estimates that 15 million fewer people would have Medicaid coverage under the Senate bill, compared with current law.