The healthcare reform cluster is trudging along.
Doug Wirth is president and CEO of Amida Care, a private nonprofit community health plan that specializes in providing comprehensive health coverage and coordinated care to New York Medicaid members with chronic conditions. The issues have only gotten more challenging over time. Republicans could write an amendment to their Obamacare bill explicitly allowing for it. But that would blow up the overall cost of the legislation, both due to the increase in Medicaid funding and because the tax credits for insurance would be more widely used if low-income people weren't facing high deductibles.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concluded that the latest version of the Republican healthcare bill, The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), would leave 22 million more Americans without insurance by 2026 compared with Obamacare. I think that's a compromise. It would also reduce federal deficits by $420 billion over the next decade, according to CBO. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, responded with a question of her own.
"The Senate still has a chance to fix this", MacArthur said. That's the same number the agency estimated for the first version of the bill. These individuals make up just 24 percent of Medicaid enrollees, but they account for 64 percent of all Medicaid payments.
Yes, our politicians say they are diligently working to solve our health care crisis, but are they a major cause of our health care crisis?
This is important because you must pay your deductible before insurance starts to kick in to cover your medical bills.
With Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on life support, Rep. Tom MacArthur said he had "no regrets" about his efforts to push the legislation forward.
Somewhere in the chambers of Congress, Mitch McConnell is aching for a tall glass of Kentucky bourbon.
The revised BCRA would increase premiums in the short term and decrease them in the longer term. Obamacare prohibited individuals enrolled in catastrophic plans from receiving a tax credit even if they met all other eligibility requirements. According to multiple reports, Republican Senators are still in talks to revive the effort, with some signs of incremental progress starting to emerge.
The Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit research group, has rated the U.S. health care system last among 11 developed nations analyzed as part of a study conducted every three years. The goal of the ACA was to provide affordable, accessible health care for Americans. What happened to the BCRA is a testament to the ecstatic power of grassroots organization, human empathy and.wait for it.bipartisanship.
Expanded block grant option to allow states to also add expansion population under the block grant if they opt to do so.
What do the proposed changes to Medicaid mean?