Medicaid Cuts & Subsidiarity

Michael Sean Winters: “There are economic reasons to preserve Medicaid as well. Programs such as Medicaid, among other things, assure a degree of social stability. Medicaid is the largest provider of long-term nursing home care. What would happen to the economy if, unable to pay for care, a woman whose second income is necessary to pay the mortgage, had to quit to take care of an elderly parent? Medicaid pays for most of the health care that is delivered in the poorest urban areas of the country. In a long, hot summer, what would be the effect of child after child going untreated, of poor mothers unable to get medicine for themselves and their kids, of an entire neighborhood suddenly unable to access health care?”