If Congress enacts them into law, the legislative concepts outlined in President Biden’s first budget will have far-reaching effects on American debt, deficits, and taxation. One specific policy may have an effect even as a proposal. By suggesting a repeal of the Hyde Amendment, the president gave conservative states another reason not to expand Medicaid.
While coverage of the Biden budget has focused on its support of taxpayer funding for abortion, fewer articles have analyzed where that funding would occur. In practice, eliminating the Hyde Amendment would mean states that have embraced Medicaid expansion would find themselves on the vanguard of a major expansion of abortion coverage. The states that have yet to expand Medicaid—all of which have pro-life tendencies—should take note.
Additional Cash in COVID Spending Spree
Biden has offered new incentives for the 12 states who have yet to embrace Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid to the able-bodied. Under the aegis of “COVID relief,” Section 9814 of Democrats’