Healthcare changes could potentially cut federal funds for public health care clinics

Modesto Morganelli
Marzo 21, 2017

A new analysis from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities finds that African Americans could be disproportionately affected by the to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The proposals could foretell changes GOP leaders will seek to win House passage of the bill.

The inclusion of medical and dental coverage under the ACA has allowed many MI residents to receive check-ups that were previously out of the budget, Peurakoski said. "We are doing extremely well in the state of Washington".

Speaking on the "Fox News Sunday" television program, Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states for Medicaid.

House Republicans leaving a White House meeting with Trump, as well as a Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listed several changes they expect to be made in order to attract both moderate and conservative party members who are now waffling about their support. GOP divisions also threaten the legislation in that chamber.

In his meeting with House Republicans Friday, Price talked to lawmakers about other changes the department could make through the rules and official guidance it uses to implement the healthcare law. Meadows did not attend the White House meeting. It could go to a vote by the Republican-dominated House on Thursday, setting up another battle in the Senate, which also has a Republican majority.

Representative Mark Meadows, the chairman of the group, expressed frustration that House leaders were talking about making the Medicaid work requirement optional - which he said "doesn't move the ball more than a couple yards on a very long playing field". More than 55 percent of their annual income would go to health insurance, if they chose to purchase it.

More than 85,000 Idahoans now use the tax credits to pay for their health insurance.

House Republicans are fast-tracking the legislation and it is expected see its fourth and final House committee hearing on Wednesday. She joins at least four other GOP senators in opposing the bill after conservative Sen. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, said it's important to get the legislation passed before Congress leaves for a two-week spring recess next month. "You wind up with more sick people, less healthy people and insurance works pretty bad when you only have sick people in the market".

Critics say it would make health insurance more expensive for individuals, especially older adults and those with modest incomes. "And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs", the Wisconsin Republican said.

In a letter on Thursday to Ryan and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican governors of Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and Arkansas said the current bill does not provide new flexibility for states but shifts significant costs to them.

Meanwhile, Democrats are united against repeal, saying it will hurt the poor and people who have gotten insurance due to the ACA. Insurance company profits and stock prices have soared, tens of millions of people obtained coverage, and healthcare spending has moderated.

"It provides nearly no new flexibility for states, does not ensure the resources necessary to make sure no one is left out, and shifts significant new costs to states", wrote Govs.

Govs. John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said Thursday in a letter that the beleaguered legislation "provides nearly no new flexibility for states", fails to ensure enough resources to protect vulnerable residents, and shifts significant new costs to states.

Failing to pass a bill while his party controls both the House and Senate would be a devastating blow to his party and the premise of his presidency - that he was a dealmaker the country needed.

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