White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday downplayed the idea that the Senate Republicans’ health care plan proposed cuts to Medicaid.
“These are not cuts to Medicaid,” Conway said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“This slows the rate for the future and it allows governors more flexibility with Medicaid dollars, because they’re closest to the people in need,” she said.
Conway said that Medicaid was “imperative.”
“Its founding was meant to help the poor, the sick, the needy, the disabled, children, some elderly, women, particularly pregnant women,” she said.
The bill put forward by Senate Republicans appears to include deep cuts to Medicaid and would restructure the program to a system of capped payments that are intended to limit federal spending.