Trumpcare is revealed – the Senate Version.
This is a TAX CUT BILL MASQUERADING AS A HEALTHCARE BILL.
THIS IS ABOUT GIVING TAX CUTS TO MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES.
And, they are going to do it by GUTTING/DECIMATING/DESTROYING MEDICAID.
STOP STOP STOP
It with your stereotype of Medicaid, being Laquanda with 4 children by 3 Baby Daddies, or Rosalita with her 3 ‘ Anchor Baby’ children…
Here is the depth and breadth of who in this country depends upon Medicaid – which is 76 MILLION PEOPLE.
From the New York Times:
Limiting the amount that the federal government would pay for each person would leave states with difficult choices, and would be a fundamental shift of financial risk.
By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ
JUNE 20, 2017
Tucked inside the Republican bill to replace Obamacare is a plan to impose a radical diet on a 52-year-old program that insures nearly one in five Americans.
The bill, of course, would modify changes to the health system brought by the Affordable Care Act. But it would also permanently restructure Medicaid, which covers tens of millions of poor or disabled Americans, including millions who are living in nursing homes with conditions like Alzheimer’s or the aftereffects of a stroke.
“This is the most consequential change in 50 years for low-income people’s health care,” said Joan Alker, the executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University. “This is a massive change that has hardly been discussed.”
Since its founding, Medicaid has operated as a partnership between the federal government and the states. Each pays a share of patients’ medical bills, with no overall limit on spending. The American Health Care Act would try to slim down the federal share of that spending, by limiting how much the federal government would pay for each person enrolled in the program. The Senate version of the legislation, expected this week, is likely to make the payments still leaner in later years.
Ben WiklerVerified account @ benwikler 3h3 hours ago
These Medicaid cuts are insidious. Designed to get bigger every year—so, outside window that CBO scores, they asphyxiate the program. 1/
Right now, Medicaid is a guarantee. if you’re on Medicaid, you wake up w crushing headache, docs find brain tumor, your care is covered. 2/
If there’s a spike in cancer—or say opioid addiction—in your state, federal funds will help cover it all. Trumpcare ends that. 3/
Under Trumpcare, states get a fixed, capped amount of $ per person (diff amt for kids, older adults, etc). If need grows, $ doesn’t. 4/
Medical costs have always grown faster than general rate of inflation. Under Senate Trumpcare, Medicaid caps lock to rate of inflation. 5/
Senate Trumpcare means a giant Medicaid cut—and one that gets more vicious every passing year. Even worse during health crises. 6/
State budgets will be crushed by a vise. As Federal Medicaid $ disappear, they’ll slash schools, roads, public safety to fill the hole 7/
Trumpcare won’t just devastate health care. Everything your state government does is in danger. 8/
Rural hospitals will literally close. Class sizes will rise. The only people who benefit: the wealthy who get a tax cut. 9/
Senate Trumpcare is worse than House Trumpcare. And House Trumpcare was horrible. 10/