Millions would be pushed off Medicaid but not given any realistic ability to buy useful insurance in the private marketplace - which is why the CBO estimates this bill would cause 22 million Americans to go uninsured.
I'm concerned about the health bill that may be brought to the Senate for vote. It will leave millions of Americans without health coverage besides sending our health care system and the insurance industry reeling.
President Trump had tweeted Friday that if Republican senators can't pass their highly controversial legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, they should simply repeal the Affordable Care Act first and replace it later. Trumpcare steals $8 billion from NY state's Medicaid budget to alleviate the federal tax burden on millionaires. Medicaid isn't required to cover those services, but it is required to cover nursing home costs for people with disabilities who can't care for themselves.
Starves state budgets of funds needed not just for health care but also for education, roads, and other needs.In regards to coverage, Medicaid is America's largest health care insurer. It will make things worse for Coloradans and our country.
The bill, which would provide 20 million New Yorkers with health insurance, is opposed by the powerful insurance industry for an obvious reason - it wouldn't make almost as much money.
"We spend about $2,200 a year per child enrollee, which is less than most states in the country, and less than half of what we have to spend for adult enrollees in the state", she said. This is why so many people say that this political battle is more about tax cuts for the rich than it is about health care for all Americans.
"I am anxious about my patients", said Dr. Tricia Wright, an OB/GYN who treats addiction in women. Preventative care visits become an afterthought, and patients often delay treatments until conditions are so poor they can not avoid the doctor any longer. A high-risk pool defies the premise of insurance. How are millions who live in these counties supposed to comply with Obamacare's individual mandate to purchase insurance if there are no insurance options available? Over 7 million people annually seek help from the SHIPs to understanding Medicare and choose Medigap policies and Medicare Advantage plans.
Many states took Washington up on this deal, however irresponsible it might have been.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program may also disappear. How can I plan for my business' future if there's a significant drop in payment and patients are not coming in because they can't afford health care? Most states would not be able - and some would not be willing - to make up the federal funding cuts. Directors of meals programs told me waiting lists in some communities will be much longer.