What’s Ahead for Schools, Students As GOP Health-Care Overhaul Falters?

Although the GOP effort to replace Obamacare appears to have stalled, Congress and the Trump administration still may take important steps on health-care policy and funding with big stakes for schools.

For one, a great deal of uncertainty remains around the fate of Medicaid, a program that schools rely on to help provide special education and health services. The House Republican budget proposal released this month would make significant funding cuts to the program, and President Trump has indicated that he may take administrative actions to stymie Obamacare. Plus, action at the state level could reduce the Medicaid dollars public schools receive.

What do the latest developments mean for schools and students? What’s next? What do reporters need to know to cover this issue now and in the months ahead?

In this EWA webinar, an education reporter and a health policy expert unpacked these questions and offered fresh angles on an issue that reaches into nearly every school and community.

Watch the Replay:

What’s Ahead for Schools, Students As GOP Health-Care Overhaul Falters?


  • Elisabeth Wright Burak, Senior Program Director, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Presentation)
  • Kimberly Hefling, Senior Education Writer, Politico
  • David Loewenberg, Program Specialist, Education Writers Association (Presentation)


  • Thursday, July 20, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. (EST)