How lawmakers get their health care
- Author: Archie Newman May 15, 2017,
May 15, 2017, 11:20
But what about the millions who would lose their health care; the insurance companies that again could raise premiums on anyone with pre-existing illnesses; the millions who would be pushed off Medicaid; and the women's health issues which are so different from men's?
She voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) despite opposition from constituents and patient and advocacy groups including the AARP, the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Hospital Association and the March of Dimes. And do not forget that much of the bill is unchanged from March, when the CBO found that it would result in 24 million fewer people with health insurance.
Jones, who voted against the ACA when it was adopted by the House in 2010 and has voted often since for its repeal, joined 19 other Republicans and all House Democrats in voting against the American Health Care Act last week.
However, health care is also one of the top costs to the Alaskan government and a heavy burden for many local municipalities and businesses. Yet, despite the opposition of patient groups and some of the biggest lobbying organizations in Washington D.C., Republicans came up with the votes for their bad bill.
Linton, who also served on the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Healthcare Task Force in 2015 and 2016, advocates for a national single-payer system, which he said would at least simplify the now complex health care insurance system. Here in Texas, 70 percent of counties only have one health care option, and many of them will lose that option as early as January due to the fatal flaws of Obamacare. She was able to maintain coverage in this rigged system only because she was just two years away from Medicare eligibility. With many jobs that pay solid wages and a growing need for medical services, in some ways it is encouraging even as other high-paying jobs in the state are lost. No, not really, as The Hill explains in a piece on the two-senator Medicaid working group, composed of Rob Portman of OH and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, that Mitch McConnell set up to reach consensus.
"The thing that's not understood is the majority of Medicaid is spent on the elderly", he said. Just saying that a high-risk pool is available, but with no assurance of affordable premiums, is meaningless.
"So [Sen.] Shelley Capito, vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act". Capito said she's committed to protecting those people.
"The state is trying to save money", Guettabi said.
Carey Jo Grace, an organizer with the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, was another speaker. In the years after 2020, the cap would be raised in line with the Consumer Price Index for Medical Care and would take into consideration the number of people that the program covers in each state who have conditions that require unusual levels of care. But they proved with true determination and grit, it can be done.
For more details of the Republican's TrumpCare plan please go online and read all about it. Get your facts from the organizations I mentioned and not from "Republican fake news commercials". She now gets coverage through her husband's insurance provider, because her employer does not provide it.
But once states begin receiving waivers, the aforementioned provision takes on an entire new meaning.