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Medicaid spending caps in Republican proposal would cut coverage for Florida children

Medicaid spending caps in Republican proposal would cut coverage for Florida children

Simpson said he wants to see reforms, such as making health-insurance premiums tax-deductible for individuals.

Thirty-one states, including IL and the District of Columbia, participate in the Medicaid expansion program, which provides billions of federal dollars to pay for health insurance to low-income Americans. But McCaskill said that the Trump administration, by talking down the law and threatening to withhold funds created to help stabilize exchange markets under Obamacare, is responsible for its bad condition.

"Health care" has become a club with which to pummel the other side, Republicans and Democrats.

During the TV program, Blunt claimed the problem with Obamacare now is that people can't access coverage because deductibles are too high. Another 10 million got coverage through the expansion of Medicaid.

States that waive community-based rating for health insurance premiums would be required to set up high-risk pools or make reinsurance arrangements, which the bill backs with $100 billion for such aids, including cost-sharing subsidies for consumers.

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Moderate senators from both parties met Monday to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system.

Analysts predict health insurance premiums could go up by as much as $8000 a year for people age 50 and older under the American Health Care Act in its current form. If someone has a gap in their coverage-from changing jobs, a divorce, or a move-for more than 63 consecutive days they could be subject to much higher premiums when they enroll. "Historically that's been a significant concern for many families and small businesses in rural communities", said Mary Wakefield - former acting deputy secretary for the department of health and human services.

Children are an easy target, Pearson said, because they represent the largest group covered by Medicaid, they're generally healthy and their care tends to cost less than adults. And they, barely, if at all, had time to even read the bill since they received it only the night before the vote. I am considered a specialist but found myself discovering fractured vertebra, hands and feet as people showed up in my office rather than seeing their primary care physician, going to the emergency room or visiting urgent care centers.

The bill would also allow insurance companies to offer policies with annual and lifetime benefit limits, options that are banned under the Affordable Care Act.


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