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.
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.
The House GOP has released a new version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – just two days before the full House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the repeal bill. The bill makes draconian cuts to Medicaid and leaves millions to struggle with higher premiums and deductibles.
People with pre-existing conditions, low-income consumers, and others would not fare well under the continuous coverage provisions contained in both Speaker Paul Ryan’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and other Republican health care proposals.
The House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cut the Medicaid program would cause immediate and critical problems for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Repeal would take funding away from federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations that now provide comprehensive health services in Alaska.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has confirmed what we already know: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would wreak havoc on the health care system.
The American Health Care Act would strip affordable coverage from working people, leaving millions uninsured and millions more facing drastically higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. It would return us to a time when only the wealthy were able to afford comprehensive coverage.
Millions of people in this country face significant barriers to obtaining the basic dental care they need to achieve good oral health. As a result, more than half of people in the U.S. go without any dental care each year, and many struggle with untreated dental disease that can have far-reaching, serious effects on their overall health.
Anyone concerned with advancing health access and quality for all knows there's a lot at stake in November. Between the start of open enrollment in the marketplaces and the elections—when our nation chooses key decision makers at the national, state, and local levels—next month is a critical turning point in the fight for health care justice.
As a companion piece to our monthly roundoup of notable health equity news, we have compiled a list of our favorite new resources, events you should know about, and job openings from around the country.