Trump’s Plan To Transfer Power Back to the People Has Important Back-Story

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From the New York Sun

By IRA STOLL

Obscured amid the controversy over crowd size and the women’s march that followed was the substantive policy at the heart of President Trump’s inaugural address. That came in the language about “we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people,” and is being followed up with a reported congressional initiative to turn Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor, into “block grants to the states.”

States already exercise substantial discretion over Medicaid. Even the name of the program varies from state to state — Medi-Cal in California, DenaliCare in Alaska, MassHealth in Massachusetts, TennCare in Tennessee. The states already put some money into funding the programs. It may be that the proposed changes are an improvement over the current system. Local control puts decision makers closer to end-users, shortening the distance that information needs to…

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