6 ways Medicaid cuts under GOP health care overhaul could impact schools | PBS NewsHour

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6 ways Medicaid cuts under GOP health care overhaul could impact schools | PBS NewsHour

For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.

Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal health care program could be at risk should Congress follow through with plans to change the way Medicaid is distributed. They say any reduction in the estimated $4 billion schools receive in annual Medicaid reimbursements would be hard to absorb after years of reduced state funding and a weakened tax base.

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