After "many productive discussions" with
But with less than two weeks to vote on the measure before the
For organizations that might have to overhaul their plans and strategies to comply with a new health care bill, details are also scarce.
Bad starting point:
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If the federal government eliminates its funding for states that expanded Medicaid access under the ACA,
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Instead of trying to overhaul the nation's health care system, lawmakers should be focusing on maintaining coverage and taking measures to stabilize health insurance markets around the country, Bechtel said.
"We are committed to preserving affordable and reliable access to health care. We support insurance coverage for Pennsylvanians," Bechtel said. "Simply put, we do not believe that the American Health Care Act is an acceptable starting point for reforming the system."
Fund Medicaid: Though
PHCA is a statewide advocacy organization working on behalf of more than 500 health care providers, nursing homes, pharmacies and other groups to ensure quality care for more than 50,000 vulnerable elderly and disabled residents.
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The uncertainty surrounding the
McDaid said PHCA is "extremely concerned" about both the
Lawmakers should be digging deep to keep the country's commitment to its senior citizens by protecting access to Medicaid and Medicare services, McDaid said.
PHCA has "significant concerns" about any plan that reduces Medicaid spending below current projected rates, as
"More people aren't going to need less care," McDaid said.
At current funding levels, the average Medicaid reimbursement is already
"The cost realities of those programs (Medicaid and Medicare) aren't pretty for policy makers, and they're even less pretty for politicians (facing re-election), but they're reality," McDaid said.
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