Jones looks to Senate on health bill repeal
- Author: Phil Peters May 15, 2017,
May 15, 2017, 11:21
A rally focused on catching the attention of Republican Sen.
While it's impossible to know exactly how such a program would play out, three health care scholars at the Brookings Institution tried to simulate what a similar program would have looked like if it had been implemented in years past, for which full sets of data on Medicaid expenditures are availableThe AHCA version of the plan would take effect in Fiscal 2020 and would cap spending based on each state's per capita Medicaid patient costs in 2016.
Under the Republican plan, that ratio changes to 5:1. "The concern I have for our rural community is the protections offered under the ACA are now optional".
There can be no doubt that this legislation would erode protections for people with preexisting conditions. As long as a state signed up for Medicaid expansion before 2020, the AHCA does nothing to change its levels of funding.
Protesters chant as Republican and Democratic House members walk down the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the Republican health care bill passed in the House. The American Health Care Act protects individuals with pre-existing conditions by prohibiting insurance companies from denying or rescinding coverage, or raising premiums, assuming they maintain continuous coverage. Capito said she's committed to protecting those people. The bill also would allow insurers to charge seriously ill customers higher rates if they let their coverage lapse. It's not better, it's way worse.
Blum and others are understating the impact of the bill that, if enacted, could drop millions from their insurance by next year.
Less understood is that Trumpcare would also hurt the economy. Private for-profit health insurers spend millions of dollars to market themselves to healthy people because that's where the profits are. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that 1.8 million jobs would be lost over a six year period if the Republican plan is adopted-81, 000 in Ohio, with about 9000 of those in the Southern Ohio districts of Representatives Wenstrup and Stivers.
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Missing is money for Trump's border wall and efforts to punish cities that don't comply with federal immigration authorities. A vote on that bill hasn't happened yet despite White House promises it would be any day now. "This gets at that".
How will the block grant system proposed by Republicans affect Medicaid? However, people may not be able to afford the available plans. Making things even more hard on a balanced budget would be large tax cuts as well. When average people spend less on goods and services, business declines.
The losers are 24 million Americans who will lose their coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the bill's precursor.
Then, many Democrats seemed to run away from the plan they had just adopted. Somebody needs to call it like it is: The Republican Party is opposed to most forms of government assistance for ordinary Americans, and the Democrats are afraid to say so.
ObamaCare architect Dr. Zeke Emanuel on Friday discussed why the GOP health care bill is doomed to fail, and what would really help lower health care premiums.
America has the only health care system in the world created to avoid sick people.
OH writer, Jack Burgess, is a retired teacher of American & Global Studies. As it continues to grow, with more employees and more income, it is worrisome for employers and public agencies, who pay the vast majority of health care costs in the state.