Republican health plan bad for America

Republican health plan bad for America

If you think about it, pretty much every major lie that President Donald Trump and Republicans are telling right now to get their repeal-and-replace bill passed is created to cover it up. "Under expanded Medicaid, Anna's family can now pay their monthly bills on time".

The current Republican plan will consolidate healthcare in large cities and force more rural citizens to travel long distances for basic healthcare.

Last Friday, #Senate Majority Leader #Mitch McConnell admitted to those who were attending a day dinner that trying to get Republican senators to vote on his Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) was like trying to solve a Rubix Cube. If their children lose health care coverage, they will have to choose whether to bring their child to the doctor or to stay on top of their rent. If we want to improve the health and well-being of our communities and our state, we need to protect Medicaid funding for our children, seniors and Mainers with disabilities.

Please urge your readers to fight against the proposed American Health Care Act. Ted Cruz spoke, many saying they're concerned about Medicaid and coverage for pre-existing conditions in the Senate health bill. As far as I can tell, he has not explained when or how it got smarter, but one gathers there's only so much brilliance you can fit in a tweet.

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The Obamacare replacement plan now being debated in the U.S. Senate, would work out fine - if there are no more poor or sick people in America by 2025.

The country is focused on the debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Among them: The dopey, dissembling, nonsensical assertions that the GOP bill somehow keeps the Medicaid expansion and that Medicaid spending actually goes up (the GOP bill phases out the ACA's federal contributions to the expansion and dramatically cuts Medicaid spending relative to current law, which would leave 15 million fewer covered by that program). It terrifies and disappointments me that these patients could be lost to care and that their health and wellness could be in jeopardy. Thankfully, those numbers are on the decline as county and health officials have helped connect many of these patients with a "medical home" where their basic health care needs can better be addressed than in high-cost emergency rooms. In the latter case, I mean that they are buying overpriced health plans on the exchanges not because they think it's a good deal for them but because they are being coerced by the law's individual mandate. A lot of them have coverage through MaineCare, and it is what keeps their families from severe economic distress.

A Republican National Committee (RNC) attempt to troll the Democrats about their health care plans backfired Wednesday.

Unlike Obamacare, the AHCA harnesses the free market, which will drive down costs and ensure Americans have access to quality care, he said.

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