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Medicaid cuts would increase health care costs

Medicaid cuts would increase health care costs

Some health care officials in NY have expressed concern that proposed Medicare changes would have an adverse affect on healthcare facilities to provided services, or how the changes would affect patients insured by some form of coverage made available by the ACA.

This week Bevin revised a plan he came up with past year, seeking a waiver from the federal government, to allow Kentucky to roll back Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

"Don't boo, vote!" was what former President Barack Obama would tell people at campaign rallies when they heard Donald Trump's name.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated the American Health Care Act of 2017, which House Republicans narrowly passed on May 4, would cut Medicaid spending by $834 billion during the course of a decade.

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Initiatives from the Affordable Care Act, including Accountable Care Organizations and Medicare's bundled payment program, began shifting some health services from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, evaluating quality relative to cost. About $13 billion is being spent on Louisiana's Medicaid program this budget year, with almost three-quarters of that money coming from the federal government. Those who chose Medicaid sometimes can not find a doctor they like who accepts it or they have to travel 60-plus miles to one who does. The state will still be providing some reimbursement for the cost of treatment, just at a much higher rate. States that chose to expand Medicaid under provisions of the Affordable Care Act have seen an even greater benefit from this, as have their hospitals and other healthcare providers. Children made up 67 percent of program participation with more than 547,160 members, and 275,400 adults made up the remaining 33 percent.

Advocates for the poor and working families appear to be most agitated by a new health care ... "The cuts to Medicaid in particular are galling", she said in a release.

"Up until last week, we have have been focused on how to meet what we know we need", Stainsby said. Those changes, the ones that truly drive efficiency and reduce overall spending in health care, will have to come from concrete changes in policy and the operational efforts of clinicians. That program covers 1.2 million low-income people in Louisiana: pregnant women, children, elderly residents and people with disabilities.

Jenkins, who said he is proud of three components for which he lobbied in the House version of the healthcare bill - coverage for pre-existing conditions, providing coverage continuity for Medicaid expansion and substance abuse treatment, said he the "blueprint" of the Senate version of the bill leaves much room for change and improvement.

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Schumer and Gillibrand blasted the bill after it was unveiled June 22, with Schumer calling it a "wolf in sheep's clothing". I am proud that legislation I first introduced in 2009 greatly expanded community health centers as part of the Affordable Care Act. Portman, and two others could potentially draft a bill that would make some positive changes with Obamacare.

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The Livingston County Democratic Committee has adopted a resolution opposing the health care proposals being touted by members of the Republican Party in Washington. Taylor noted on Friday that she led the state's fight against the federal health care law.

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