Casey: Proposed GOP Medicaid Cuts Will Impact Special Ed.

The uncertainly in D.C. on a variety of issues continues, especially with Medicaid support.

Pa. U.S. Senator Bob Casey says, school districts could see a 30 percent cut to Medicaid programs that support school programs under Republican proposals.

“The Federal Government has never fully lived up to our expectations on funding our individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The last thing we should do is cutting Medicaid, which helps narrow the gap even further in terms of what the Federal Government does to help.”

Casey is concerned that states will have to take on a greater share of Medicaid while trying to balance their budgets. Casey says most people are unaware that Medicaid provides special education services, health screenings, and early intervention pre-k programs that benefit children with disabilities. Pennsylvania received 135 million dollars in reimbursements for the 2014-15 school year.