GOP health care is risky

GOP health care is risky

My mom had multiple sclerosis. Her only option was something called a "high-risk pool". Considering these unintended consequences, on behalf of fellow special education administrators in the Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education (VCASE), as president, I have urged a "No" vote on the American Health Care Act. It will raise premiums for older people and sick people.

The House Republican plan would end the Affordable Care Act's eligibility expansion, erasing the guaranteed federal money states used to insure those 11 million people. Under the new proposal, if a state sets up a high-risk pool, it can gut coverage guarantees for people with pre-existing conditions. Back home in their congressional districts, many of those Republicans have had to explain their vote.

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Obamacare - was based on a one-size-fits-all approach that put bureaucrats in Washington in charge of your health care. She also gets the yearly checkups her mom couldn't afford.

There can be no doubt that this legislation would erode protections for people with preexisting conditions. "When the decision to do more with less means lower rates, that is just asking hospitals to do the same thing for less money, which essentially is just squeezing the balloon".

Carelessly, the bill would threaten the integrity of even employer-based health-care plans in every state, apparently by accident.

Alaska's health care industry, with some of the highest costs in the country, is an isolated bubble. "Planned Parenthood is about Women's Well Care". Sadly, any efforts to address maternal mortality will be undermined by the health repeal bill, which would cause 2.5 million Texans to lose health insurance over the next decade. By the 1960s, however, even insurance costs were unaffordable to many. Childless Americans pay taxes for schools so children are educated. At the same time, the bill would change how Medicaid funding works across the entire system, regardless of where beneficiaries live. And it is Medicaid, not Medicare, that pays for the care of two out of three people in nursing homes.

Organizers for the event included West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, West Virginia Together for Medicaid Coalition and the Alliance for Health Care Security, according to a release.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is not a cure-all for the ailing American health care system, but it does begin to undo the ill effects of Obamacare, U.S. Rep Mike Bost (R-IL) said recently. By reforming Medicaid financing we are empowering states to meet the unique needs of their residents.

With so many questions unanswered, Rep. Reichert, we need a town hall meeting.

They may be bat shit insane for Europe but here they would be seen as too far left for the Republican Party.

That remains the key to the GOP legislative agenda right now in the Congress. Prior to Medicaid expansion, just 30 percent of the clients at Health Care for the Homeless had health insurance; today that number is 90 percent.

If we had such assurances, moms like me would have a lot more to celebrate this Mother's Day.

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