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Officials and advocates from Rhode Island to California are trying to parse how their Medicaid programs will be affected.
News outlets detail some of the other major changes advanced by this measure, which will face an uphill climb in the Senate if it clears the House of Representatives.
Because the bill will be brought up under rules that don’t allow a filibuster, Senate officials will strike any provisions that don’t deal with federal spending, and Democrats think they can use that to amend the Republican legislation.
There’s a lot riding on the vote scheduled to occur later today on the American Health Care Act and news outlets across the country are reporting on where their delegations stand.
To gain more support for the legislation, House leaders have endorsed dramatic changes in the current Medicaid program, including a move to different funding formulas, the ability of states to require some enrolled adults to work and pay premiums and the end of the expansion supported by the Affordable Care Act.
Some of the intense, intra-GOP negotiations focus on easing federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment.
It will be a long day for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as they push to gather the needed support to ensure passage of the American Health Care Act, a measure that is key to both of their futures.
“It’s challenging to see how it would not … jeopardize the entire [Medicaid] program,” a top health official said.
The prospect of cutbacks has led to agitation and activism in California’s largely agricultural Central Valley, with relatively high poverty rates and a significant number of Trump voters.
Texans on both sides of the political spectrum say the Lone Star State is not going to fare well under GOP plans to replace the Affordable Care Act.
It is unclear what will happen to the 400,000 people who signed up for Arizona’s expanded Medicaid program if the GOP health law replacement succeeds.
As health care issues hit center stage in Washington again, Kaiser Health News reporters hold forth on a number of radio and television shows.
House Republicans’ latest plan to repeal Obamacare would give states flexibility in managing their Medicaid programs, but also some difficult decisions to make.
The cost of insurance could go down for people ages 26 to 29 under the GOP plan. But will they buy it without a mandate?
Four news organizations read through letters sent by 51 senators and 134 members of the House dealing with the health care debate.
Bajo nuevas reglas que impondría la ley de salud republicana, pacientes de bajos ingresos que viven con VIH podrían perder la cobertura que un programa de asistencia federal les ayudó a obtener.
Editorial pages across the country are full of tough talk for the American Health Care Act and challenges for the Republican Party.
In an effort to attract more Republican votes for the Obamacare replacement bill, House leaders added a provision that shifts some costs from counties onto the state, and that is raising problems in Albany. Also in the news, the impact of adding a work requirement to Medicaid, managed care insurers’ reactions to the House legislation, fears in some states about losing expansion coverage and the effect of the Hill debate on efforts in Kansas to expand Medicaid.
News outlets examine how changes being considered on Capitol Hill are playing in the states.
“The folks that were able to tear this down would feel like they’re empowered to tear the next big project down,” said Rep. Bill Flores of Texas.