Obama Asked To Avoid Additional Medicaid Cuts In Debt Ceiling Deal


A man with cerebral palsy, who receives Medicaid services to help manage his disability, asked President Obama to avoid additional cuts to Medicaid in the debt ceiling negotiations. Obama, who has reportedly made Medicaid concessions in the debt ceiling talks and offered a proposal that would force states to spend more on the program, seemed to agree, saying that “not providing services to persons with disabilities” that would help them meet their potential, would only increase costs for government over the long term. Watch it: