Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Should Medicaid Be Converted to a Block-Grant Program?
Lucas Swanepoel, Sr. Director Government Affairs Catholic Charities USA, and David Vang, Prof. of Finance, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, debate the value of block grants.
Date & Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Medicaid is the federal-state insurance plan that covers over 75 million people, including the elderly and disabled, as well as families living near or under the poverty line. Transforming Medicaid to a block- grant program was the centerpiece of the “repeal and replace” legislation that recently failed in Congress, but it is likely to come back in one form or another in the near future (President Trump said as much during the signing of the executive Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States). The legislation, important in its own right, may well set the direction for other entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
Join our engaged audience and expert speakers, Lucas Swanepoel, Sr. Director Government Affairs Catholic Charities USA, and David Vang, Prof. of Finance, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, as they debate whether Medicaid should be converted to a block- grant program.