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Friday, June 23, 2017

THE NEW REPUBLICAN PLAN TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE AND HALF OF MEDICAID TOO

Well, maybe not half of medicaid. But the part of medicaid that has zero to do with Obamacare is on the chopping block too.

I don't know why republicans don't just come out and say it: "We, the CEO class, making 300x more in than you per year want you to die ten seconds after your value as a worker bee is done. No medicaid for you."



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A SHORT BREAKDOWN OF THE SENATE PLAN, TRUMPCARE #3  FROM BUSINESSINSIDER.COM
REPEAL OBAMACARE TAX INCREASES ON THE WELL TO DO: Much like the House version, the Senate would do away with things like Obamacare 3.8% tax on investment income on people earning an annual income above $200,000...For instance, Republican megadonor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson could have his 2017 tax bill cut by roughly $44 million.


MAKE FEWER PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID:   Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, which extended the program to those making 100% to 138% of the federal poverty limit, would be phased out over four years. 90%...millions now on medicaid would be gradually become ineligble for medicaid.



PUT SPENDING CAPS ON MEDICAID: The Senate bill retains the House's per capita cap for federal Medicaid spending. After 2025, however, growth in spending would shift from the consumer price index for medical care TO the CPI for all goods [--an LESS related index that was chosen simply because it goes up a lot slower than healthcare costs. The gap between healthcare costs and healthcare coverage by medicaid would get bigger and bigger every year....until medicaid doesn't cover anything health insurers are willing to pay for --effectively destroying medicaid?] 

STATES CAN ADD MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS:  A state can demand that people maintain employment in order for a person to receive Medicaid... it also gives a significant amount of leeway to states to define what counts as work and for how long someone has to hold a job. 

TAX CREDITS Anyone earning up to 350% of the poverty level eligible for credits; Obamacare caps that at 400%.  It would, however, adjust the credits so they were less generous as a person aged.
FEDERAL MONEY FOR SUBSIDIES: The bill would allocate money for cost-sharing subsidies through 2019. These payments offset the costs for insurers to offer low-income Americans plans with smaller out-of-pocket costs. The uncertainty around these payments has led to instability in the individual insurance market ---This should reassure insurers desperate for guidance ahead of the 2018 plan year and could bring down premium increases for next year's individual insurance market.
STATES CAN OPT OUT OF OBAMACARE ESSENTIAL BENEFITS which mandate that all plans must cover 10 basic types of care....The Senate bill, [as compared to the House Bill,] would not allow states to repeal community rating, the provision mandating that all people of the same age in the same area be charged the same amount. 
A FUND SET ASIDE FOR THE [ VISUALLY WHITE] OPIOD CRISIS
NO FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR ABORTIONS

Read More  http://www.businessinsider.com/senate-healthcare-bill-trumpcare-ahca-details-2017-6




SOME VERY WHITE STATES 
THAT TURNED VERY RED 
DURING THE ELECTION 
NEED FEDERAL MEDICAID DOLLARS VERY BADLY

http://www.businessinsider.com/states-hit-by-medicaid-cuts-in-senate-healthcare-bill-2017-6

Dean Heller Becomes the Fifth GOP Senator to Oppose Health Care Bill



Heller is the only Republican senator up for re-election in 2018 in a state that Trump lost, making him one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the next election. More than 600,000 people in Nevada are on Medicaid, including disabled and low-income children.

Remember, Senate Republicans can only lose two Senators and still get the 50 votes they need to pass the latest REPEAL AND REPLACE abomination
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/dean-heller-becomes-fifth-gop-senator-oppose-health-care-bill-n776091

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MATHEMATICIANS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE TO CALCULATE THE DAMAGE THIS SENATE BILL WILL DO. 

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