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Patients who have benefited from Medicaid speak out and put a human face to what some might see as just a budget line.
“It’s not a yes or no answer,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says. Meanwhile, Republicans on Capitol Hill downplay the reports that the president called the House-passed bill just that.
Even if they resolve their biggest policy disagreements, senators still have to write the rest of the bill, send the full text to the Congressional Budget Office, await the agency’s score and keep 50 Republicans together through a lengthy series of procedural votes.
Democrats, as to be expected, are on the attack over the way Republicans are crafting the health law replacement legislation in secrecy, but even some GOP lawmakers are voicing concerns. Meanwhile, conservatives start to raise red flags about the measure’s failure to curb spending.
Critics point to the state’s aggressive eligibility checks as an example of what can go wrong when states have flexibility and add a reason to worry about GOP efforts to overhaul the program.
Opinion writers take a hard look at ongoing issues to undo the Affordable Care Act and make system changes regarding Medicaid, Medicare and the individual health insurance market.
In what Republican Gov. Sam Brownback deemed a “real-live experiment,” Kansas championed a plan of deep tax cuts and severe spending cuts, and at the same time rejected Medicaid expansion. The Washington Post looks at those results.
Although President Donald Trump personally helped champion the legislation through the House and called it a “great plan” when it passed, he is now saying it’s “mean” and that the Senate should be more “generous” in its version. The about-face has left lawmakers scratching their heads. Meanwhile, in the upper chamber, each senator is fighting for their own state’s best interest, but not everyone is going to win, and Democrats hit pause on the health fight after Wednesday’s shooting.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
The premiums would most likely be lower for customers because Medicaid reimburses doctors less than most insurance plans and also pays lower prices for prescription drugs. At the same time, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks out against federal lawmakers’ idea to phase out the federal expansion.
President Donald Trump hosted senators at the White House to discuss their health care push, and he, according to sources, took a much different tone on the House’s version than he did when he was celebrating its passage.
In Pennsylvania alone, 124,000 people received drug or alcohol addiction treatment through Medicaid. Republicans in Congress want to cut Medicaid by as much as $800 billion over the next decade, leaving people in recovery wondering what will happen to their treatment.
States are not doing enough to help elderly and disabled Medicaid enrollees receive services in homes and community locations instead of in nursing homes, where care is more expensive, AARP report says.
Opinion writers take on health policy issues related to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act as well as health care cost transparency, among others.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he could accept the phaseout of the health law’s Medicaid expansion if Republicans writing the bill add more money for states and make the pull back more gradual. In other Medicaid news, a look at how states are remolding the program for low-income residents, concerns among nonprofit insurers about proposed changes to the law, and developments in Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio.
“[T]his is not the best way to do health care, but it’s the way we’re having to do it,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Republicans, though, are trying to rein in expectations about when the vote will come.
Opinion writers parse a variety of issues related to the Affordable Care Act, the American Health Care Act, Medicaid’s ups and downs, the future of single-payer proposals and other health policy developments.
Both states that expanded the health care program for low-income residents and states that didn’t are looking for creative ways to keep costs down. News outlets also report on the American Medical Association meeting and doctors’ views of the Medicaid expansion, a Missouri hospital study and prospects for an extension of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Media outlets report on health-related news from Nevada, Florida, Connecticut, California, Texas, Ohio, Oregon, Iowa, Georgia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Arizona.
Although the Congressional Budget Office says the administration’s budget would reduce Medicaid funding by $610 billion in the next decade over current expectations, the head of the Department of Health and Human Services says you can’t consider it a cut because the amount of money would continue to grow.