Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill
Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill
24 Giugno, 2017, 06:12
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, followed by Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, leaves a Republican meeting on healthcare. Just as in the House bill, the Senate legislation would eliminate two taxes that Obamacare levied on the wealthy to help pay for the law.
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Friday became the fifth person to oppose the bill, saying that he could not support the current draft either. Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning their profits can be hurt by those cuts as well. He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood, impose a "crushing age tax" on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits.
The Congressional Budget Office, which has not yet weighed in with an analysis of the latest Senate plan, estimated the House plan would cause 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance.
To shore up the support of Senate conservatives, who might balk at how the Senate bill softened the phaseout of Medicaid expansion, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made even more draconian cuts to the traditional Medicaid program in the long-term. Many of them adults, but also children under the Husky Children's Health Care Program.
Paul said the fundamental flaw of Obamacare is that it allows people to buy insurance after they're sick, and it subsidized premiums by "dumping a bunch of money in insurance companies". It would let insurers provide fewer benefits, offer less generous subsidies than Obama to help people buy policies and end the statute's tax penalties on people who don't buy policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers. That's because the bills would convert Medicaid, which now provides a fixed share of federal funding for every state, to a capped program under which states would get a fixed, and increasingly inadequate, amount of federal funding each year. It may also make it harder to see a doctor since fewer physicians may be willing to take a pay cut to see Medicaid patients.
"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said.
Heller is up for reelection in 2018 in a state won by Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election.
It was not immediately clear whether the group intends to back a primary challenger to Heller.
The ad campaign will link Heller to Democratic Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, painting the 57-year old freshman senator as a "typical politician".
Predictably, Democrats were firm in their opposition to the GOP bill. Sen.
"I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill", Paul told MSNBC on Friday.
"It was just released yesterday. All that will be legal if the state you live in goes with a waiver", he said.
The House bill would "save taxpayers money" - if they were already rich. Iowa opted to expand, and has added more than 150,000 people to its rolls since 2014.
"The current bill, as written, is something that needs to change".
The senator said he would make his final decision based on whether the legislation is better than what is in place today.
Health care experts in ME have criticized the latest health care proposal, saying it would cut Medicaid substantially, drive up insurance costs for elderly residents and result in millions losing health insurance.
Realizing they're outnumbered, Democrats and their liberal allies were planning events around the USA over the next few days aimed at building public opposition to the bill. Some from states that have expanded Medicaid have battled to delay the phaseout, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly.
The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote before senators leave Washington, DC for the Fourth of July recess.
The problem is Republicans will likely be heading the wrong direction if they try to pick up hard-line repeal advocates Sens. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill.
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Polls show that a majority of Americans are in opposition to the House version of this legislation, and with good reason. GOP Senate leaders can only lose two members of their 52-senator caucus in support of the bill in order for it to pass.
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But guess what? It works, they're winning. 'And I hope that the Democrats keep her right where she is for a long, long time . The National Republican Congressional Committee ran ads charging Ossoff would "represent Nancy Pelosi ".
Trump's low approval ratings weren't enough to sink Handel, especially given that neither candidate dwelled on Mr. But after Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday, that narrative quickly changed.
Democrat Jon Ossoff never found an answer for the attacks - and Republican Karen Handel won Tuesday night by 4 percentage points. Progressives certainly aren't cozy with Pelosi, and have called for her to no longer serve as a Democratic party figurehead.
AARP West Virginia also released new survey data Thursday regarding the House health care plan, the American Health Care Plan. He's asking county lawmakers to ensure any Medicaid savings would be used for property tax cuts and road improvements.
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So, his support for the measure as written comes as no surprise, as it is essentially Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's baby. It didn't do so fully, however, which meant the state has missed out on additional matching dollars from federal taxpayers.
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill , 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill.
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Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill
Heller, who is up for reelection in 2018, has expressed concerns about the way the measure addresses the future of Medicaid. Democrats have assailed Republicans for putting the bill together without a single public hearing or bill-drafting session.
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