Hospitals See Painful Possibilities In Ryan’s Medicaid Plan

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- The choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate this weekend brings renewed attention to Ryan's plan to convert Medicaid to a block grant program, which could result in fewer people being covered, a change hospitals have long feared would deal them a serious blow.

Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and the chairman of the House Budget Committee, has pushed to convert Medicaid into a block grant program, saying it would save the federal government $810 billion and give states more power over the program....
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