November 10, 2016

Health Coverage at Risk

The health care of millions of Americans is at risk following Tuesday’s election. GOP politicians have tried to weaken Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since its inception. Repealing the ACA is on Trump’s “first 100 days” agenda and the Republican House and Senate leadership are ready to act.

Health policy experts say that one of the first provisions that may be repealed is the 2014 expansion of Medicaid, which enabled more than 15.7 million Americans to receive health insurance. Also likely is a move to block grants, which would allow states to further cut benefits and eligibility.

There are currently 73 million Medicaid beneficiaries, including 4.6 million low-income seniors.

2 thoughts on “Health Coverage at Risk”

  1. I would like to volunteer my time to stop the Republicans from privatization of medicare and Medicaid. Can you direct me to a phone number or meeting date and time? I will join the organization and make a donation when I understand how I can also volunteer.

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