The Center on Budget Priorities released a revised report about the snowball effects of proposed budget cuts to Medicaid. The Bush policy aims to continue shifting federal responsibility to states, started during the Reagan administration with block grants, and the reduction in supports for vulnerable people. The current proposals for Medicaid, which the administration is trying to impose despite bipartisan opposition, will cut rehab programs for people with serious mental illness, and will weigh heavy on children with special needs, those in foster care, and those with a mental illness.

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