Leahy reaction to latest health care plan


Leahy reaction to latest health care plan

Across all demographics, including gender, race, age and medicaid programs specific to US states, respondents were overwhelmingly satisfied with all aspects of their insurance, providing a 7.9 rating out of 10.

Funds to public hospitals are not a health coverage program, and the increased funding will not expand coverage to the uninsured or get more providers to participate in the Medicaid program. News flash: no Georgia Medicaid cuts are planned in the proposed Senate or House bills.

Republicans have complained Obamacare's comprehensive coverage forces individuals to buy expensive coverage for things many don't need such as maternity and newborn care.

"I didn't feel comfortable dictating people's health care choices", Brown said after the meeting. Half (52%) of Democrats now view the Affordable Care Act "very" favorably, twice the share of Republicans who say the same about the replacement plan. This version of the bill is just as bad as the previous ones.

Rucker sponsored the resolution that states replacing the ACA with the American Health Care Act being sponsored by Senate Republicans will cause 11 million people who gained coverage through Medicaid expansion to lose it, including 11,000 people living in Ohio's 13th Congressional District.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell unveiled the latest proposal today.

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The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the GOP plan would lead to 15 million fewer Medicaid enrollees and 7 million fewer in the individual market within the next decade.

Likewise, Toni DiChiacchio, president of the West Virginia Nurses Association and a former nurse practitioner, said expanding Medicaid to cover people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level was paramount for the health of West Virginians, and rolling it back could be devastating.

The changes are not created to cut anyone from Medicaid, according to Doug Hogan, a spokesman for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Mary, who is recently retired, wrote to us saying that despite saving for her retirement, she might not be able to access a nursing home for her and her husband. These are cuts that we can not afford.

Two- thirds of the public (65%) oppose major reductions to Medicaid as part of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, while three in ten (28%) support such reductions.

In our campaign to stop the extreme right agenda against workers, women, minorities, civil rights, and the poor; the fight to save gains by the people in healthcare under President Obama is only one of many battles we must fight but it is probably the most crucial one immediately facing us. My hope is that after their legislative attempts fail, that our Republican colleagues would sit down with us as Democrats and say how do we keep what's good about Obamacare, the ACA, and how do we change what's wrong?

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