We hope it does not come to this, but at least someone is thinking about working people

Make lemonade out of possible Medicare lemon

Why do we even need to be thinking along these lines? The short answer is because of who Donald Trump appointing to oversee Medicare.

Recently in this space I did a little riff on the idea that elections have consequences. I was referring to the fact that President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Tom Price, a U.S. House member from Georgia, to be the new Health and Human Services secretary.

That nomination troubled me, because if he has his way, Price may well push a plan to turn Medicare into a block grant that would be turned over to the states to run. That means that each state would get a chunk of money to administer Medicare at the state level, though overall federal Medicare funding could be cut a great deal in the process.


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