I really appreciated the letter by Jamestown Regional Medical Center CEO K. C. DeBoer, which was published June 27 in The Sun. "I found it a tremendous way to live".
I urge Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and his colleagues to put people over politics. This law's promises to bring health care costs down and preserve current doctor-patient relationships were proven false nearly immediately. They want to cut Medicaid to give even more tax breaks to wealthy, deserving people like themselves.
Yet, that is precisely the damage that these Republican "repeal and replace" proposals would inflict upon these most vulnerable of our neighbors. In January he promised the electorate a simultaneous process, and he suggested Congress do repeal and replace together. It projects that the GOP plan would result in a $770 billion difference - 26 percent - in funding from 2018 to 2026.
"The Senate Republican health care bill would have an outsized effect on women's health care nationwide".
Question and hold Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accountable for why he drafted this bill in secret and tried to rush it through without discussion and due diligence.
Thursday, the Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities rallied at the senators' Jackson offices to ask them not to vote for a bill that could cut Medicaid, which provides coverage to about 700,000 Mississippians, about a quarter of them disabled or blind.
Last week, we took a deep dive into the Republican health care bill in the Senate, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. "The (House) American Health Care Act's much-needed relief includes lower premiums, universal access and greater patient choice".
"Another important provision of the ACA is the ban on excluding pre-existing conditions from coverage".
Cuts to the food stamp program and the elimination of federal funds to states through what's called a block grant will also mean some meals on wheels programs will have a harder time serving seniors.
Both studies drew on material from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a nationally representative health survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gathering information via telephone interviews in all US states and territories, plus the District of Columbia. These assaults on our morality as a people would be especially harmful for the children of our community - despite the reality that these children have done absolutely nothing to warrant such treatment. California requires insurance companies to cover the full range of reproductive health care services, including abortion care. If they no longer could buy coverage, they'd have to turn to state high-risk pools, an old-fashioned solution that didn't work well.
North Point Chief Executive Officer Stella Whitney-West said her area had a 40 percent uninsured rate before Obamacare was passed.