At Annual Meeting, Nation's Governors Discuss Senate's Revised Health Care Bill

Postado Julho 17, 2017

Ivey was asked about the possibility that the federal government could shift more of the cost burden for Medicaid to the state level.

"I know Gov. Kasich isn't with us, but I suspect that he's very troubled to know that in OH alone, almost 60,000 disabled citizens are stuck on waiting lists, leaving them without the care they need for months or even years", Pence said. "I think it informs the public better in terms of what our bill is". It reported it would increase the number of uninsured people by 22 million.

Many vets instead rely on Medicaid for their health insurance.

Mr. Price and Ms. Verma also criticized the conclusions of the Congressional Budget Office, which found that an earlier version of the Senate bill would lead to about 15 million people losing coverage they now receive through Medicaid. Two GOP senators are already opposed to measure and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can not afford to lose even one more vote.

Medicaid coverage recently has become especially important to Ramos - a routine checkup and blood test this year showed he's infected with hepatitis C. California was one of the states that chose to expand Medicaid, and the program covers Ramos' costly treatment to eliminate the virus.

"As Governor, I wake up every morning focused on creating jobs for Rhode Islanders", Raimondo said.

The bill would phase out Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and make sharp cuts to federal Medicaid spending beginning in 2025. Will Fischer, a Marine who served in Iraq, is with VoteVets.org, a political action group that opposes the Republican health plan. "It makes no sense and is literally a death warrant for hundreds of thousands of Americans", Malloy said.

"What I'm anxious will happen is that millions more will lose insurance, that Medicare and Medicaid will be cut", said McCleary. Those costs often get passed along to the state.

"I want to challenge each one of you to work together with this administration, to give the American people access to the world-class health care they deserve", he said. This was nearly certainly lead to job losses at our hospitals and other health care facilities. Andrea Callow, with the non-profit group Families USA, wrote a recent report showing that almost 1 in 10 veterans are enrolled in Medicaid. "At the end, he pulled me aside and said, 'Governor, keep plugging on the opioid issue'". "They're living healthier and happier lives as a result of their receiving coverage".

Sandoval said Pence had some very positive things to say about the effort to make the bill better. "The House version certainly didn't do that, and neither did the original Senate version and I'm not going to support anything that translates into a taking, literally just a takeback from the federal government with respect to the commitment they've already made to support health care in Massachusetts", Baker said.

The Urban Institute found that the first two years after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act saw a almost 44 percent drop in the number of uninsured veterans under age 65 - the total went from 980,000 to 552,000.