What’s at Stake for Schools and Students in Health Care Debate?

“As Congress considers how to reform the nation’s health care system, the decisions made on Capitol Hill could well have a profound impact on schools and their most vulnerable students.

How? The most obvious answer is financial. By now we know that Congress is not content to simply repeal the health care plan then-President Barack Obama pushed through seven years ago. Republican lawmakers are using the bill moving through the House to change the way all Medicaid funding is distributed, effectively cutting federal dollars by as much as $880 billion over the next decade.

Given that half the recipients of Medicaid are children, students would suffer and so would schools…”

Read the full article on FutureEd: What’s at Stake for Schools and Students in Health Care Debate? – FutureEd