"The deeper and more devastating cuts to Medicaid in this plan make it even crueler than the House plan," Wolf said in a statement. "Some politicians in
Wolf said the plan, which was written by a 13-member
In a separate Twitter post, Wolf said he was "gravely concerned" about the effect repealing the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, "would have (on) hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians."
On a conference call, Toomey said he was "very disappointed at the way
"One has to wonder how he would react if there actually were cuts," Toomey said.
A statement released by Toomey called the
The Senate Republican proposal "does not pull the rug out from anyone currently covered by Obamacare," Toomey insisted, adding that it maintains Medicaid expansion for working age, childless adults, but asks states to "contribute their fair share" over a seven-year plan.
On the other hand, Casey, D-
"The bill decimates Medicaid, which provides health for over 722,000 Pennsylvanians with a disability and 1.1 million children," Casey said. "This scheme still includes an age tax on Americans between the ages of 50 and 64, undermines protections for those with pre-existing conditions and takes away coverage for substance abuse treatment, which is vital in combating the opioid epidemic."
Casey said it is "obscene" to force Americans to lose coverage while giving tax cuts to the wealthy.
Thursday afternoon, several Wolf administration officials held a conference call with reporters to echo those warnings and detail how the plan would hurt state residents.
About 20 percent of those enrolled in the
While on the campaign trail last year, President
Hospitals will be negatively affected by cuts to Medicaid, she said, and
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