By Sally Ho and Carolyn Thompson

May 15, 2017

 

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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.