Senate health care proposal even worse for Pennsylvania, report says

Posted July 10, 2017

Boley said Friday that he and other hospital officials aren't advocating taking dollars from states that are using them to help care for the needy. Almost 20 million of them receive services through safety net health plans such as YourCare Health Plan.

However, collapse of the insurance market is a real possibility, Dworak and others say, if some of the GOP's wish list comes true.

Todd Lovshin is a vice president at PacificSource Health Plans.

"When any patient is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, we go in, and we follow them for 30 days", he says. "That has to be paid somewhere".

Casey noted that another reason to be concerned about Medicaid cuts was the impact it would have on the local health care industry, which he said employs approximately 25 percent of the workforce in Bradford County.

Hospitals have a legal obligation to examine and stabilize any patient who walks in their door, regardless of whether they have insurance. It would even allow insurance companies to charge older Americans five times more for coverage than everyone else. "We're coming at this from a hospital perspective but also from a patient advocacy standpoint", he said.

Myth: The bill boots people out of Medicaid, thereby reducing health insurance coverage.

Since Obamacare was implemented, individuals with pre-existing conditions have been able to purchase health insurance, but health insurance prices have skyrocketed as a result, exacerbated by the fact many health individuals have chosen to pay the Obamacare penalty for not having insurance rather than pay for increasingly expensive health insurance plans that have enormous deductibles.

Jenkins, who said he is proud of three components for which he lobbied in the House version of the healthcare bill - coverage for pre-existing conditions, providing coverage continuity for Medicaid expansion and substance abuse treatment, said he the "blueprint" of the Senate version of the bill leaves much room for change and improvement.

Rosemarie Halt, director of health policy and practice at the Maternity Care Coalition, asked those assembled Thursday a question. He moved into the Lamplighter in 2013, and recently saved for a year to buy a drone, but has been too exhausted to fly it. Many of them might choose to retreat to safer lines of business in the uncertain "zombie" period between the passage of such a repeal bill and its ultimate enactment.

Multiple analyses of the Republican bill estimates these cuts in affordable health services and Medicaid would cause over 200,000 unnecessary deaths.

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a national health policy news service.

Couple that statement with the tremendously unpopular Republican health care bill (Better Care Reconciliation Act), which will cut Medicaid by 25 percent and transfer that savings to the wealthiest families in America.

At every point in our lives, Medicaid is there to ensure that we and our loved ones have the health security needed to maintain our economic security. Eric Whitney reports from Montana, one of the last states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Gulager said she and others were invited to Washington because congressional representatives have refused to meet with health care workers and the organizations that represent them while the bills were being drafted. Just a few weeks ago, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced it will not sell policies in OH in the Obamacare marketplace in 2018.

Photo President Trump and Senator Ted Cruz have each talked up the possibility of repealing Obamacare without an immediate replacement. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) has received a barrage of media criticism and is not polling well, so the temptation to give up on the bill is strong.

ERIC WHITNEY, BYLINE: Jerry Dworak is the CEO of Montana Health Co-Op.

"I don't think we have any conception about what bad value for our money that we get for all that money we spend here", Kybert said. Call again tomorrow and the next day until they can open their eyes to the human reality that millions of children's lives and needs for family and stability are more important than tax cuts to powerful rich corporations or individuals. Todd Lovshin is a vice president at PacificSource insurance.