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News outlets examine how changes being considered on Capitol Hill are playing in the states.
Ford Inbody has a degenerative disease and is carefully watching the GOP replacement health care bill. Though it covers preexisting conditions, it could still mean he’ll get less care for more money.
Opinion writers around the country examine what is at stake for individuals, the health insurance market and the entire health system as the debate over the GOP’s American Health Care Act continues.
Outlets report on news from Georgia, Texas, Colorado, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ohio.
Home health care services for more than 17 million Americans could be affected by changes in Medicaid, McClatchy reports. Also in the news, a look at some of the changes that are under the radar such as new requirements for enrollees to renew coverage every six months, instead of once a year. State and regional outlets also continue to look at the debate on Medicaid. And House Speaker Paul Ryan says these changes could be the culmination of a long-held hope.
Factions of Republicans in the Senate are vehemently against the bill for opposing reasons, which will present a challenge for leaders trying to get a majority vote.
The revisions were made to appease both the conservative wing of their party and moderates who had voiced concerns for their older constituents who would have been particularly hard hit by the first version of the American Health Care Act.
The federal health law made it feasible for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program to expand its efforts and help patients buy marketplace insurance plans to cover drugs and other health care.
Lesser-known provisions in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would push some Medicaid enrollees out of coverage and cause financial pain for others.
Editorial pages nationwide take on the politics of the Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare.
Opinion and editorial writers offer their takes on the Republican’s American Health Care Act.
The Cleveland Plan Dealer reports on its review of inspection reports, finding dozens of nursing home deaths involving patient care questions.
“In an internal discussion I used the word ‘prioritized’ and I regret this has caused concerns that Mayo Clinic will not serve patients with government insurance. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Dr. John Noseworthy said.
Local officials worry about the effects on older residents, people enrolled in Medicaid, hospitals and mental health coverage.
There’s a lot at stake politically for the lawmakers who are working to push the replacement plan through Congress.
The legislation put forth by the usually budget-conscious party doesn’t do much in terms of overall government savings. In other news on the American Health Care Act: Moody’s Investors Service reports it will squeeze states’ finances; a simple fix no one wants to make; “gig workers” get nervous; Planned Parenthood zeroes in on moderate Republicans; selling insurance across state lines; and more.
Republican governors from Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and Arkansas wrote a letter expressing their disappointment with the current version of the American Health Care Act.
The House Republicans’ bill to repeal Obamacare would change how the federal government allocates matching funds to state Medicaid programs — and could cost some states billions of dollars a year in federal aid.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the nation.
Editorial pages feature arguments from all sides of the current congressional debate about health policy.