➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Top Five Threats to Child Welfare from ACA Repeal and Proposals to Alter Medicaid (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – January 13, 2017
Proposals by Congress and President-elect to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – including the Medicaid expansion – to turn Medicaid into a block grant, and to cut resources, all can sound very abstract to social workers and policymakers coping with the day-to-day tragedies and crises of child welfare. But should Congress make good on any of these threats – which took a step forward with a Senate vote on Thursday – the dangers are very real to abused and neglected children, their birth, adoptive, and foster parents, as well as state agencies and providers.