Sen. Durbin Wants Eventual Adoption of More Public National Health Care System

Posted July 07, 2017

Emmanuel Smith, a protection and advocacy for beneficiaries advocate at Disability Rights Iowa, said putting a cap on certain health-care services could be a threat to people with disabilities. Almost half of children with asthma are covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program. In Oakland County, the passage of the Affordable Care Act saw 34,859 people enroll in Medicaid and 10,931 enroll in marketplace insurance plans.

The panel organized by the Montana Nurses Association drew about 50 people in Helena.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky last week delayed a planned vote on the GOP health care plan. People with asthma simply can not risk going without health insurance.

President Donald Trump wants the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare, repealed and replaced, while many others have been advocating for the health care that came in during President Barrack Obama's administration.

The Congressional Budget Office had estimated that the original GOP Senate plan would leave 22 million Americans uninsured. And in the US, which already has a private/employer based insurance model, insurance companies are not going to disappear under a single-payer system; the survivors will pivot to provide boutique coverage and care for those who can afford it.

The money might be better used to make it easier for people under 138 percent of the poverty level to buy non-Medicaid insurance.

During the Senate committee, discussion was only held with insurance companies. Without enforcement (or effective replacement) of the current mandate, average premiums in 2018 and 2019 are projected to increase 15 percent to 20 percent higher than they would otherwise.

On a tele-town hall earlier this month, Montana's Republican Sen.

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"There are three things I'm looking to see in the Senate healthcare bill", Daines said.

Laura Terrill, vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of Montana, was the most outspoken in discussing Daines.

Opponents of the measure say it would slash taxes on the wealthy while reducing federal funding for Medicaid.

The decrease in Medicaid spending under the BCRA would result in the loss of nearly 400 health care jobs in Centre County and about 11,000 statewide by 2026, according to the report.

It's hard to say what health care problem the BCRA aims to fix.

Unless you are a frequent user of tanning beds or have personal wealth that puts you in the top 1 percent, you might not feel much effect from the tax cuts included in the Republican health plans.