Rosenberg: Health cuts may leave 'nothing' for other state priorities

Posted March 24, 2017

But it seems meant to draw a contrast between Obamacare's long, public debates and the Republicans' rush to pass their American Health Care Act through the House.

"We finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for everybody", he said. But the views of lower-income Republicans stand out: They are somewhat more likely than higher-income Republicans to support the health care law, and many say it is the government's responsibility to ensure that all Americans have coverage.

It's not hard to see why so many dislike the plan; the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that 14 million people would lose their Medicaid coverage if it went into effect, and over the next decade, 24 million people would end up uninsured.

In Washington and back home in CT, the state's seven Democratic congressmen and senators have railed against the bill, calling it a tax cut for the rich that would strip health insurance from millions of Americans.

There is still time for Republicans to work in a bipartisan way that will actually improve health care coverage and affordability. To translate that into non-Washington speak, the group will downgrade its rating of any lawmaker who votes for the GOP plan. They don't care to make it better for Americans because it'd require more funding.

I don't recall any campaign discussion that focused on changing Medicaid as we know it. The truth is that it is much worse than an ACA repeal.

Former President Barack Obama touted the Affordable Care Act's benefits Thursday as he mounted a last ditch defense against Republican-led efforts to dismantle his signature health care law.

Peace said the repeal of the Affordable Care Act could do away with a number of other programs helping people living with disabilities today, including Money Follows the Person.

The Republican bill is great for corporations and the rich - it hands them $600 billion in tax breaks.

Modifications to the American Healthcare Act were announced Monday.

Two time cancer patient Barbara Main says the new plan will force people like her to pay more for health services and medications they desperately need.