Since this is such an important program, especially to the poor and to our children, discuss whether this program should be state based at all, or fully administered at the federal level? If your State opted out, what is the potential damage? If this been a Federally administered program would there be less concern and would more lives be covered? Is there a counterpoint to this? Should it remain it currently is currently administered? Back up your opinions with references and in-text citations to course readings, lectures or external articles.
Medicaid is partially federally funded and partially state funded. As we all know not every state is equal in per capita income and the number of poor and disabled is equally unbalanced. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid funding was expanded, yet some states opted out of accepting the additional funding. This, in some states, is leading to Medicaid cuts in benefits and eligibility, leading to crisis in many families.