Dr. Shetal Shah and Dr. Heather Brumberg: Two Pediatricians Look at Medicaid "Reform"
At a time when national healthcare can change with a tweet, politicians seeking to “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare") are proposing to weaken our children’s healthcare safety net. President Trump aims to convert Medicaid to a block grant system which gives states a fixed dollar limit to fund their entire Medicaid program. Features of this plan also appear in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal, “A Better Way.” Auditions for potential replacements of healthcare reform have also included these provisions.
NYMC Faculty: Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics and Heather L. Brumberg, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics