Healthcare Update November 7, 2017 What’s this? A Tax Plan with healthcare provisions? If you’ve been following the proposed bill for the Trump Tax Scam, you’ve read the individual mandate to enroll or pay a penalty may be repealed as part of the tax bill. Republicans claim this would save […]
In late September the ACA survived yet another repeal attempt by the U.S. Senate. However, every time this happens, there is a tendency for supporters of the ACA to take a deep breath, celebrate the moment of victory, but then place that win on the back burner of our collective […]
The American College of Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association all oppose the newest attempt at TrumpCare—the Graham-Cassidy bill. This bill allows discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions (52% of adults under age […]
What can you do NOW to defeat the Graham-Cassidy Bill (Trumpcare 2.0)? The Graham-Cassidy Bill is the current effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and it is just as dangerous, if not more so. John McCain, the deciding vote against the Senate’s last attempt to repeal ACA, has indicated […]
Illinois expanded its Medicaid program in 2013. Governor Bruce Rauner (R) stated in 2014 that had he been in office then, “he would not have approved the expansion, but that he would not push for an end to its expansion.” Medicaid expansion has provided affordable healthcare to a greater number […]
The continuing, steep increases in prescription drug prices impact all Americans negatively, but especially Medicare and Medicaid patients. In our country, pharmaceutical houses are in the business of making money first, before serving the needs of Americans who rely on their products to maintain good health. Big pharma achieves this […]
Today in the state of Illinois over 3 million people get their healthcare through Medicaid. These Illinoisans are primarily elderly, of lower income (i.e., the working poor), single mothers, children and disabled citizens of the state. From data in 2014, Illinois is 43rd in Medicaid rate of reimbursements to MCOs […]
If you want to compare the coverages in ACA, AHCA and BCRA side by side, this chart may be helpful.
With the aging Boomer population not having peaked yet, the GOP proposed caps on Medicaid spending will affect many more Americans than are currently engaged in the discussion. This NY Times article discusses this issue.
Spotlighting the Opioid epidemic and treatment, this article from the New England Journal of Medicine gives a perspective on how the repeal of ACA may severely harm some of President Trump’s most loyal supporters. These Americans live in mostly rural communities and require Medicaid assistance in getting treatment. While the […]