Category Archives: Medicaid

Graham-Cassidy — The Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know

Republican efforts in Congress to “repeal and replace” the federal Affordable Care Act are back from the dead. Again. By Julie Rovner September 19, 2017 Sen. Lindsey Graham (right), stands with Sen. Bill Cassidy (left), Sen. Dean Heller and Sen. Ron … Continue reading

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Letter to Sen. McCain

From Max Plesset MD (Springs, East Hampton) Dear Senator McCain, I have always respected your independence, judgement and thoughtful decision making. Now you have a serious malignancy and I am sorry for that. Undoubtedly you are receiving the best of … Continue reading

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Trump’s DACA decision could strip thousands in New York of Medicaid coverage

When President Barack Obama created the DACA program in 2012, thousands of New Yorkers who were brought to the United States at a young age were suddenly eligible for Medicaid. | Alex Wong/Getty Images POLITICO By DAN GOLDBERG The Trump … Continue reading

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This is How Trump Can Destroy Obamacare

From Countable   On Tuesday, the seven-year quest by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, appeared to come to an end, and President Trump responded to the setback by vowing to “let Obamacare … Continue reading

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Millions More Uninsured Could Impact Health Of Those With Insurance, Too

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Julie Rovner July 14, 2017 Neonatal intensive care, trauma care or burn care are among the services that could be hard to access in communities with high uninsured rates. Much has … Continue reading

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The new Senate health care bill — and the return of preexisting conditions — explained

Posted on Vox.com Updated by Sarah Kliffsarah@vox.com Jul 13, 2017, 1:18pm EDT Senate Republicans introduced a revised version of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, one that would allow insurers to once again deny … Continue reading

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Association Health Plans for Small Groups and Self-Employed Individuals Could Be Negatively Impacted under the Better Care Reconciliation Act

KAISER HEALTH NEWS Jun 30, 2017 | Karen Pollitz and Gary Claxton The Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), includes a provision to create new association health plan options … Continue reading

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Uneven Playing Field: Applying Different Rules to Competing Health Plans

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — Health Reform Jul 11, 2017 | Karen Pollitz and Anthony Damico As the Senate considers the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), amendments have been discussed … Continue reading

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Senate’s health care bill will cost New York’s Medicaid program billions

Posted on Politico New York was one of only two states to take advantage of the Essential Plan, also known as the Basic Health Plan, a program funded with the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies. | Getty … Continue reading

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Medicaid Cuts Will Drive Up Cost Of Private Coverage, Montana Insurers Say

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Eric Whitney, Montana Public Radio July 10, 2017 From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) chat before a Republican meeting to discuss … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Politics To Take A Back Seat To Those They Serve. Let’s Have a Bi-Partisan HealthCare Solution: This Could Be A Start

A liberal think tank just released its own proposal to fix Obamacare Posted on Vox.com   Jeff Stein Jun 29, 2017, 11:30am EDT Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and dozens of other Senate Democrats hold photos of patients on the Capitol … Continue reading

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CBO: No, seriously, the Senate bill cuts Medicaid spending

Donald Trump and his Republican cohorts are trying to convince their voter base that the Senate healthcare bill does not cut Medicaid spending.  Nothing could be further from the truth, as The Washington Post explains. By Philip Bump June 29 … Continue reading

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Analysis: Mitch McConnell Plans To Hide Trumpcare’s Pain Until After Midterms

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Michael McAuliff June 27, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks following a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill on June 27, 2017. Senate Republicans announced they will … Continue reading

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A Cruel Joke — 13 men are in charge of healthcare for all American women.

POSTED IN THE GUARDIAN Lucia Graves Wednesday 28 June 2017  11.34 EDT   Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn: three … Continue reading

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The Senate Health Reform Bill Slashes Medicaid Severely

Posted by AARP Posted on 06/23/2017 by Susan Reinhard, Jean Accius, Lynda Flowers, and Ari Houser |  Print The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) now under consideration in the Senate would drastically alter the Medicaid program. The proposed Senate bill … Continue reading

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Are you 64 and making $56,800 a year? Welcome to a $20,500 Trumpcare insurance premium

Posted on Daily Kos By Joan McCarter Monday Jun 26, 2017 · 5:37 PM EDT Popular vote loser Donald Trump freely admits he called the House version of Trumpcare “mean, mean, mean” and also claimed that he wanted a Senate bill … Continue reading

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Rural hospital association representative: ‘This bill will close hospitals. … People will die’

Posted on Daily Kos By Joan McCarter Monday Jun 26, 2017 · 12:03 PM EDT Trump and McConnell agree to make Americans die faster. Every healthcare association, provider group, and patient advocacy group in the country is on red alert … Continue reading

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CONGRESS: KEEP AMERICANS COVERED

From The American Association of Medical Colleges When Congress began considering health care reform, including reforms to Medicaid, the AAMC outlined three key principles we hoped to see included in a reform bill, which we continue to stand behind: It should maintain … Continue reading

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Summary of CBO Report on Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (Senate Bill)

June 26, 2017 Cost Estimate CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would reduce federal deficits by $321 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 … Continue reading

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Winners And Losers: 40 Is Old In Senate GOP Health Plan’s Subsidy Structure

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Julie Appleby June 22, 2017 People getting subsidies to help buy health insurance would see at least three sharp changes — tied to both age and income — that could dramatically … Continue reading

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