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US President's budget proposes to end 55 year ban on Medicaid funding for institutional care

I can’t access the article to post it here - can anyone else find and link an article about this subject?

All I know is that the name of the article in the Wall Street Journal is “Trump Takes a Stand for the Mentally Ill”

" His budget proposes to end a 55 year ban on Medicaid funding for institutional care."
Hundreds of thousands of Americans with serious mental illness sleep in jails, shelters and prisons on any given night. Fewer than 40,000 are in state psychiatric hospitals. This is largely due to a federal policy, the Institutions for Mental Disease Exclusion, which created a financial incentive for states to kick the mentally ill out of hospitals. The White House’s new budget proposes easing the exclusion. It’s the most important thing federal government could do to improve care for the seriously mentally ill.

The IMD Exclusion,…


Thanks GSSP! The president did make some helpful changes to the kidney transplant policies last year, maybe this will happen.