Today House Passes Bill to Repeal & Replace the Affordable Care Act
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Republican Bill to replace Obamacare. This will have fierce competition as the bills faces Senate next.
Skeptics believe this bill will negatively affect people with a disability and the elderly community most by immediately freezing the Medicaid expansion.
According to Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein of The Washington Post:
"Republicans' bill would cut $880 billion from the Medicaid program over the next decade, according to the most recent CBO estimate. This program provides health coverage for low-income Americans and helps pay for long-term care for people with disabilities and seniors.
Under the ACA, 11 million people have gained coverage through the ACA's Medicaid expansion. For the next few years, the 31 states that chose to broaden their programs could keep going with that, but new people eligible under the expansion could not enroll.
Then, starting in 2020, Medicaid would switch nationwide to a very different method of federal payments, breaking with its history of paying a certain proportion for everyone enrolled and moving to a system in which each state would be given a certain amount per person — a change that critics predict would starve the program as time goes by as well as affect beneficiaries' access to care."
To read more, the New York Times also published an article on May 4, 2017 titled - House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act
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