Imagine a social service agency telling you, “Sorry, you are poor, but not poor enough for health care coverage.” For Sandra Pico from Florida, that is reality. Sandra works full time, making $15,000 a year, to cover expenses for her husband and daughter.
In the weeks following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, much of the attention surrounding the law has focused on the expansion of Medicaid. The Court made the expansion optional, and many conservative governors quickly stated their resistance to adopting the Medicaid expansion. Why, though?
Helps advocates counter arguments for increasing out-of-pocket costs for people with Medicaid.
This series lays out arguments against cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce government spending.
Medicaid covers millions of Americans. It makes sure children can see their doctors, seniors and people with disabilities can get long-term care services, and Americans with serious health conditions can get the care they need. For many, Medicaid coverage is the difference between life and death.
The Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver recently submitted to the federal government by the Department of Human Services will not include a major reduction in the eligibility level for parents in NJ FamilyCare.
Shows the number of people in each state who have cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease and who rely on Medicaid, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic group.
Apparently, a New Jersey family of three with an income of $5,500 a year is making too much money to qualify for financial help with health care.
Here’s the back-story: Last week, Governor Christie proposed cutting the maximum income to qualify for Medicaid from $24,645 to an absurdly low $5,317 for a family of three, a whopping one-fifth of the current rate.
Presents new national and state data showing how cutting Medicaid would harm seniors, people with disabilities, their families, state workers, and the long-term care infrastructure.
The people's response to Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill" is a poignant reminder to each of us to engage in the broader debate about where we are headed as a country. Should not our first priority be the welfare of hard-working American families? Isn't it they who have disproportionately suffered from the struggling economy, rising health care costs, and corporate irresponsibility?