GOP unveils Medicaid flexibility bill

A chorus of Republican governors and some Democrats has said these requirements are too burdensome in a tight budget climate. Sen. Mike JohannsMichael (Mike) Owen JohannsMeet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska Farmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World MORE (R-Neb.) warned that the result will be further cuts to doctors and other providers, which would limit access to providers despite keeping eligibility at pre-healthcare reform levels.

"They are already going broke trying to provide Medicaid services," he said at a press conference Tuesday.

According to preliminary CBO estimates, the bill would save $2.8 billion over the first five years and $2.1 billion over 10 years.

The bill's lead sponsors, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchKey Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock Trump awards Medal of Freedom to racing industry icon Roger Penske Trump holds more Medal of Freedom ceremonies than predecessors but awards fewer medals MORE (R-Utah) said they hope the measure will attract bipartisan support, though it was crafted as a Republican priority.