Health Care Bill Would Reduce Indiana's Federal Medicaid Funding By $36 billion


Millions more Americans have access to care under the ACA.

We are the nation's healthiest state. "All of the so-called "market solutions" have been tried and do not work because health care is not a commodity, it's a basic human need".

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The woman religious, who is a nurse and heads an organization of more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities in the United States, also said her organization would "definitely not support a bill that repeals but delays replacement" of the Affordable Care Act because it would create "incredible uncertainty". Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

For American citizens, keep paying attention to the now stalled - perhaps even dead as of Monday - attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare". If the Republicans pass their health bill, thousands more veterans and their families in the Commonwealth insured through the individual markets could lose coverage, see their costs skyrocket, or lose access to important benefits, like maternity care or prescription drug coverage.

Medicaid children with special health care needs may be particularly affected by changes now being considered by Congress, including the shift to per capita capped federal financing.

Home health provider groups, including the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and ElevatingHome, had previously come out against key components of the BCRA, saying that massive proposed Medicaid cuts of about $770 billion could be devastating to home- and community-based services (HCBS). "I know Gov. Kasich isn't with us, but I suspect that he's very troubled to know that in OH alone, almost 60,000 disabled citizens are stuck on waiting lists, leaving them without the care they need for months or even years".

Our families, our state, and our economy can't afford the Senate's health care plan.

"Absent those supports paid for by Medicaid", researcher at the Boston University School of Public Health's Catalyst Center Meg Comeau said, "the only option many families will have is institutionalization".

People living with serious mental illnesses are one of our most vulnerable populations and, in all candor, a population whose needs and care have been underfunded for decades. This would be a very straightforward way to stabilize Obamacare.

And from a political standpoint, it's worth noting that these ideas owe as much to moderate skeptics of the bill like Sen.

Bevin has been a strident opponent of the Affordable Care Act, calling it an "unmitigated disaster" in Kentucky because of higher premiums for some consumers and increased costs for taxpayers. Congress should guarantee that anyone with addiction gets a second chance.

When only the symptoms are treated, the true problems are never resolved and the individual requires intensive medical and behavioral care for his or her entire life, resulting in a higher cost than if the underlying trauma had originally been addressed, Payson said.

Congress should scrap this bad bill and make simple straightforward adjustments to improve Obamacare.

The Academy sent a letter to Senate leaders (3 page PDF) on July 17 asking that debate on the BCRA be set aside, and that's just what occurred several hours later after Sens. Green was elected to the Hawai'i State House of Representatives in 2004 and served two terms, spearheading the movement to provide affordable, and accessible quality healthcare for all the people of Hawai'i. He is a member of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs.