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Donnelly, Superintendents Highlight How Senate Health Care Bill Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Indiana Schools
Senate health care proposal could lead to more than $3.6 million in cuts per year to Indiana schools that could force schools and communities to make more tough choices
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and superintendents from school systems across Indiana joined together today in highlighting how proposed cuts to Medicaid in the Senate health care bill would impact public schools, students, and families across Indiana. Schools in Indiana and across the country receive Medicaid funding for certain health-related services they provide, such as individualized education plans, special transportation for children with disabilities, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and medical equipment at schools. Some school districts use Medicaid to help pay for a health professional or a full-time registered nurse at schools across the country, including in Indiana, where they assist with students’ complex medical needs and treat students with everything from illnesses to Asthma attacks.
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