Older Americans (age 50+) would be among the hardest hit under the House plan due to higher premiums, reduced financial assistance, massive cuts to Medicaid and threats to the future of Medicare.
The GOP repeal bill does nothing to improve the health or financial well-being of Americans and inflicts harm in these six ways.
The bill is dead. This battle is over! It’s time to take a deep breath, re-energize, and stay vigilant.
We need to make sure Representatives understand that any future changes to the ACA must keep coverage equally affordable, available to as many people, and protect the Medicaid safety net.
If Republicans in Congress end the ACA's Medicaid expansion or radically change the structure of the Medicaid program by capping or cutting funding, it could severely hurt rural Americans and cripple state economies across the country.
Speaker Ryan, in a last-minute attempt to buy the votes needed to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), has put a repeal of the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) requirements on the table. EHB requirements ensure that everyone in the individual and small group health insurance markets has access to comprehensive coverage that actually covers the services they need.
A repeal of the EHB requirements would leave millions without any affordable health care options, forcing them to pay out of pocket for needed care or go without care all together.
States will be forced to dramatically cut the services Medicaid covers and cut the number of people who qualify for them if Congress makes changes in state Medicaid funding. And the services that states will likely drop first are those on which seniors, people with disabilities, and others with serious health needs rely.
The House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes way beyond repealing the ACA and includes provisions that would radically restructure all of Medicaid, capping and cutting program funding, in addition to repealing the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. Lawmakers should heed the recent statements by two top industry research and credit ratings agencies—Fitch and Moody’s—warning that changes to Medicaid’s funding structure could destabilize state budgets.
This media teleconference, hosted by the National Partnership for Women & Families, discusses how ACA repeal attempts threaten access to essential health benefits like maternity care, treatment for substance use disorders and other mental health services, and life-saving prescription drugs.
On the way to repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans have decided to tack on a major restructure of the entire Medicaid program, capping and cutting America's health insurance program for lower-income people.
This week every member of the House of Representatives will reveal where he or she stands on protecting the health coverage of 20+ million people across the country.
Last minute changes make the GOP repeal bill worse for low-income consumers, and better for the wealthiest. While millions will lose coverage, Republicans want to speed up tax cuts for the wealthy.