By Sally Ho and Carolyn Thompson
May 15, 2017
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.