CCAGW Annual Ratings

Disapprove Medicaid Block Grant Guidance – Passage


Agreeing to the resolution that would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the Trump administration has taken "illegal actions" with respect to Medicaid, including a January 2020 guidance that would allow states to apply for federal Medicaid funding in the form of capped block grants, for services provided to able-bodied adults under the age of 65. Under the administration plan, states would have flexibility in determining coverage for such beneficiaries, including to modify eligibility, require certain payments, and limit coverage for certain prescription drugs. The resolution would state that the administration should withdraw the guidance and that this and other actions by the administration constitute a "cruel attack on a program that provides for the health and wellbeing" of vulnerable individuals. It would also state that the administration should "cease its campaign to undermine and weaken Medicaid" and "faithfully execute the law," including to implement the Medicaid program.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 51
Bill Number: 
H Res 826
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 223-190: R 0-188; D 223-1; I 0-1.