How Block Grants Would Destroy Medicaid…In One Table

The child advocacy group First Focus is out with a new report explaining why the GOP’s proposal to block grant the Medicaid program — an initiative supported by all of the GOP presidential candidates — would “end Medicaid as we know it, causing states to reduce enrollment, limit benefits, cut provider payments, and shift more costs onto the children and families who rely on public programs.” The paper offers this handy table laying out the differences between the current financing structure and block grants: