Texas: Governor Abbott, Fellow Governors Urge President Biden To Protect Medicaid Safety Net

~ In a joint effort, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, along with seven other governors, has sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to reverse his administration's policies that would have a detrimental impact on millions of Americans' access to healthcare.

The letter, also signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, and Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, expresses concern over the final Informational Bulletin and proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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According to the governors' letter, these policies would have devastating effects on the Medicaid safety net for elderly and disabled adults, pregnant women, and millions of children in their states and across the country. The potential reduction of $48 billion in Medicaid funding each year could significantly harm critical healthcare systems that serve vulnerable citizens and worsen existing disparities in care.

The governors emphasized their commitment to protecting state flexibility in Medicaid financing as it allows them to continue offering high-quality healthcare. They urged President Biden to reconsider and disavow these policies immediately.

The letter concludes with a plea for the president to take action in preserving access to crucial healthcare for all Americans. The full letter can be read on the Governors' official website.

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