Testimony on Congressional Conversion of Medicaid to Block Grant

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Anne Dunkelberg /(512) 320-0222 x 102

February 25, 2003

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The Center for Public Policy Priorities appreciates the opportunity to comment on HCR 58, urging Congress to convert Medicaid to a block grant. While we share Chairman Delisi's belief that health care costs for all Americans — not just Medicaid — are out of control, we respectfully disagree that eliminating the federal commitment to share in the costs of health care for the poorest Americans will be beneficial for Texas.