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Menendez: Senate health care bill ‘devastating’ for NJ Medicaid recipients

Vilsack particularly objects to the cuts in Medicaid expansion in the Senate bill, which he claims would hurt rural Iowa-especially hospitals.Cruz said the bill should allow individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines, which would increase competition and lower costs. Adults with aging parents will again have sleepless nights wondering how they will afford a good nursing home that provides quality care. He said any repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act would have “insurance for everybody”, telling the Washington Post, “there was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it”. He supports the expansion of health savings accounts and giving Americans more freedom in choosing plans that are right for them.A Republican senator up for re-election next year just got some bad news about the Senate GOP health care bill.”I’m really glad we have a bill now to look out”.Mr Obama said that though repealing and replacing Obamacare has become a core issue for Republicans, “we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course”.I applaud Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of NY, in opposing the Senate health care bill just produced by a closed-door panel of Republican senators.”I regret that our Democratic friends made clear early on that they did not want to work with us in a serious, bipartisan way to address the Obamacare status quo”.”[The Senate bill] would phase out the expansion of Medicaid that lots of states signed onto to give more people health care, beginning in 2020, and make deeper cuts after that”, says Zwillich. I meant it. There were great things about the House bill, in particular its far-reaching reforms of the Medicaid program.The draft bill comes nearly two months after the House passed its own measure. As pointed out by Vox, these include the essential health benefits package – something which requires healthcare providers to cover maternity care, mental health treatment, and prescription drugs.If three Republicans defect, the party can not reach the majority vote it needs to pass the measure. “So we’re going to see very significant reductions in coverage in Medicaid and big cuts in federal funding that will result in significant budget gaps for states”.President Trump, a self-described deal-maker doesn’t seem concerned. He also called it “an important and constructive first step in repealing Obamacare” making way for a “better, stable” system, in a statement released on Twitter.