She said it will cause those who do not get health coverage from employers and who can not afford private insurance to fall through the cracks. This plan was a huge financial safety net, and allowed me to keep my business open despite my cancer diagnosis previous year.
"These hospitals are hanging on by their fingernails", Maggie Elehwany, vice president of government affairs for the National Rural Health Association, told CNN.
She said under the Affordable Care Act, healthy people and those who are sick or have pre-existing conditions are put into the same pool and have the same health coverage. I urge Sens. Ben Cardin and Christopher Van Hollen to vote no on the Senate health care bill. It kicks millions of Americans off their health care, raises out-of-pocket costs and reduces the quality of coverage, all in order to give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations. Almost half of children with asthma are covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and other veterans groups worry their members will also be adversely affected.
Days earlier, after holding a die-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office, people with disabilities from the organization ADAPT were arrested for their protest of the attacks on Medicaid. "I'm collecting their stories to make sure their voices get heard", said Murphy.
The facility was almost shut down several decades ago, and former board member Ted Lyons said that, though the Affordable Care Act is far from flawless, he hopes that members of Congress work to protect rural hospitals if they intend to move forward with a repeal. Steve Daines of Montana to let him know they oppose a Senate healthcare proposal that would cut funding for Medicaid expansion and cut the federal deficit. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has joined Collins in working on an amendment to keep Planned Parenthood funded, and if Republicans insist on defunding Planned Parenthood, the bill could be doomed.
He says Oregon's approach toward fixing rates, including a newly approved program, should be a model for other states.
Isakson has, however, long supported veterans' issues. Compassionate nonjudgmental care for all, just like that delivered by a school nurse, should be the goal of improving and expanding our health care system.