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Senate GOP Wants Even Deeper Medicaid Cuts

Senate GOP Wants Even Deeper Medicaid Cuts

Senator Rob Portman of OH wrote in an op-ed Monday that he and other senators tasked with writing a healthcare bill have continued to engage with governors, "many of who share my concerns about Medicaid but who also want more flexibility to ensure they can design health care programs that meet the individual needs of their states".

"But then", said Gottfried, "the focus of reform shifted to Washington".

Republicans' passage of their (anti-) American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives is the opening salvo in their full-scale assault on the welfare of most Americans. "While the federal Affordable Care Act has done a lot of good, it's clear that a lot of problems remain - and if we want to fix them, we have to do it ourselves".

Pre-existing medical conditions is another issue dividing Republicans, and Toomey said the GOP working group is striving to ensure that sick and disabled individuals continue to get insurance coverage.

State funding would be combined with federal funds that are now received for Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Plus to create the New York Health Trust Fund. Just 9 percent of Americans lacked health coverage in 2016, according to the National Health Interview Survey, down from 16 percent when Obamacare passed.

Despite the concerns, Toomey said Medicaid spending - $338 billion this fiscal year - is growing at an unsustainable rate.

Additionally, employer spending on health care now eats up a median 12.8 percent of payroll costs on health insurance, up more than 50 percent in a decade, with small businesses spending even higher percentages. Trump admin renews Iran sanctions relief MORE (D-N.Y.) to "reaffirm the principles" that they say should guide any bill that changes ObamaCare. But here in NY, we know that's not right - we fight hard for equality and health should not be the exception to the rule. For one, the tax credits under the GOP bill are less generous for certain groups of people - particularly lower-income and older consumers - than the current Obamacare subsidies, meaning more people could have a harder time affording continuous coverage. "It's our responsibility to step up and lead the way because our health and the health of our children, friends, family and neighbors are in imminent danger". "Single-payer health care plan providing universal statewide coverage advances" originally appeared in Crain's New York Business. "In other cases, people lose insurance and experience a gap as a result of loss of a job with health benefits or a decrease in income that makes coverage less affordable", the analysis said.

"New Yorkers deserve better", Gottfried said.

Health coverage is a top priority for the group.

Gottfried and Steck will hold a town hall to discuss health care with constituents on Tuesday, June 6, from 6 - 8 p.m.at the Colonie Town Library at 629 Albany Shaker Road in Albany.

Furthermore, Butterfield says, as the law stands now, under the Affordable Care Act, there's no need for high-risk pools of any sort.

"What makes it unique is that it examined a broader set of outcomes than simply change in insurance: affordability, self-reported health status, use of preventive services, measures of access to care, and measures of quality", she told ABC News.

Fein notes that a single payer system could significantly reduce costs by negotiating with pharmaceutical companies and health care providers, and drastically cutting hospital-billing costs.

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