The American Health Care Act, the intended replacement for the Affordable Care Act that was passed by the Republican House, could cut as much as $43 billion over the next 10 years for the care of nondisabled children if recent proposals capping federal Medicaid spending per capita become law.

That's according to research from strategic advisory company Avalere Health, which points out that Medicaid capped funding arrangements, including per capita caps and block grants, are part of the AHCA when it passed the House. Children are the largest group in the country covered by Medicaid.

The Hill reports that Republicans say the per capita cap is necessary to prevent Medicaid spending rising to what they call unsustainably high levels. But in real terms what the cap would do is cut nondisabled children's access to health care.

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