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5/27/17 - As Toomey targets Medicaid spending, some Republicans worry plans go too far [Philly.com]
May 26 WASHINGTON When the House passed its health-care overhaul this month, most Republicans from the Philadelphia area objected to its sharp cuts to Medicaid and the impact they expected on Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents. The fiscal hawk is at the center of the Senate GOP's negotiations on Medicaid, pushing for changes that would squee
5/27/17 - E.J. Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Many of the steep cuts in programs for low-income Americans mimic reductions passed before by Republicans in the House of Representatives. Particularly astounding from a president who promised better health care for Americans who can't afford it is the $1.85 trillion reduction over a decade from Medicaid and subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
5/27/17 - Health coverage options for pre-Medicare-age spouses
When I retire in a few months at 65, and go on Medicare, what are my wife's options? Is there some kind of Medicare coverage for dependent spouses, or do we have to purchase Obamacare? Medicare, unfortunately, does not offer family coverage to younger spouses or dependent children when you qualify for Medicare.
5/27/17 - HIV Patients Sticking With Therapy Longer, Medicaid Data Show
Brown University issued the following news release:. The study, which examined a national sample of Medicaid patients, showed that, the median duration of persisting with treatment increased by more than 50 percent over the decade 2001 to 2010.. Graduate student Bora Youn led the research, which tracked Medicaid claims to measure medication persist
5/27/17 - King, Colleagues Call on Senate Committee to Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in President's Budget Proposal
In a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Roy Blunt and HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray, Senators King and Murphy, along with nearly two other dozen senators, emphasized that SHIPs- which provide free help to Medicare beneficiaries who have questions or concerns about their health insurance- are an integral resource for seniors and people w
5/27/17 - M. Thompson, G. Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act
This legislation will provide much needed protections for Medicare beneficiaries and other patients receiving prosthetic and orthotic services. "Medicare beneficiaries in need of prosthetic and orthotic services deserve to know they're getting the very best care," Mike Thompson said. Keeping fraudulent providers out of Medicare will ensure patient
5/27/17 - Medicaid Cuts Could Impact Students
Maggie Hassan, D- N.H, in a phone call with reporters on Thursday, said President Donald Trump s proposed budget threatens at least $8.7 million of the $29 million in Medicaid funds now used to help New Hampshire students with disabilities attend and participate in school. Countless children who experience disabilities in New Hampshire are ab
5/27/17 - Medicaid on ledge under House bill, congressman says
The Congressional Budget Office released a report Wednesday estimating the American Health Care Act of 2017 would potentially cut $834 billion in Medicaid funding over the next decade. The CBO foresees the bill reducing the deficit by $119 billion, with most savings coming from reductions to Medicaid, a program that funds care for the poor and disa
5/27/17 - Menendez Joins Colleagues in Effort to Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in Trump's Budget
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez joined a group of 22 senators on Thursday in demanding that the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill include $52.1 million for the critical State Health Insurance Assistance Program. In a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Roy Blunt and HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray, the g
5/27/17 - Murphy Leads Effort to Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in Trump's Budget
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committees, led a group of 22 senators on Thursday in demanding that the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill include $52.1 million for the critical State Health Insurance Assistance Pro
5/27/17 - Murphy, Booker Reintroduce Bill to Protect Kids With Mental Illness in the Juvenile Justice System
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and co-author of the recently-passed Mental Health Reform Act, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker reintroduced their At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act on Thursday- legislation to ensure that children who spend time in the juvenile justice system co
5/27/17 - New Medicare card scam; warn your parents [Asbury Park Press, N.J.]
Now fraudsters are calling Medicare recipients to tell them falsely they'll need to pay for their new Medicare card, one that won't have their Social Security number on the front. Starting in April 2018, Medicare no longer will use a Social Security number as a person's identifier. "It is really helpful to remove one area of fraud concern so peopl
5/27/17 - Rep. Marchant Introduces Bill on Eligibility for Medicare Home Health Services
Kenny Marchant, R- Texas, has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to make changes to documentation of eligibility for Medicare home health services." Kenny Marchant in Washington at 2369 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/ 225-6605; or in the district office at 9901 E. Valley Ranch Parkway,
5/27/17 - Rep. Shea-Porter, 62 Members of Congress Send Letter to Trump: Slashing Medicaid Will Hurt Our Veterans
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and 62 other members of Congress sent the letter below to President Trump, urging him to keep our promise to our veterans by not slashing Medicaid. We are extremely concerned with the impact your budget's $1.4 trillion cut to Medicaid will have on our nation's veterans. Your budget assumes the passage of the A
5/27/17 - Reps. Rosen, O'halleran & Democratic Caucus Chairman Crowley Send Letter to President: Slashing Medicaid Will Hurt Our Veterans
Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen released the following statement after sending a letter with Congressman Tom O'Halleran, Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, and 62 other members of Congress urging the President to keep our promise to our veterans by not slashing Medicaid:. "For many veterans who are struggling to make ends meet, Medicaid is t
5/27/17 - Sen. Brown, Ohio Teachers Blast Harmful $12 Million Cut to Ohio Schools in GOP Health Bill
Sherrod Brown today joined teachers, parents, and student advocates to stand up against the House plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid- which would take millions of dollars away from Ohio schools each year. Under the House plan to cut Medicaid, Ohio schools could be cut by as much as $12 million each year. The House GOP bill to r
5/27/17 - Sen. Cassidy Explains Plan to Maintain Health Coverage and Lower Premiums
Bill Cassidy, R- La., issued the following news release:. Last night, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD spoke on the Senate floor to explain provisions in Cassidy-Collins, his Obamacare replacement plan, that would maintain and expand health care coverage and bring down premiums. We are using something which is already used in Medicare and 401 plans and
5/27/17 - Sen. Coons Joins Effort to Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in President Trump's Budget
U.S. Senator Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined a group of 22 senators on Thursday in demanding that the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill include $52.1 million for the critical State Health Insurance Assistance Program. In a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Roy Blunt and
5/27/17 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America's Veterans Deserve Better
The American Health Care Act, passed by the House of Representatives, would slash Medicaid by $834 billion and eliminate the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, the mechanism through which 340,000 veterans receive health coverage. The letter urging President Trump to consider the repercussions for veterans who depend on Medicaid was also sign
5/27/17 - Sen. Warren Leads Letter to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America's Veterans Deserve Better
Senators Patty Murray, Jack Reed, Bill Nelson, Ben Cardin, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey, Sheldon Whitehouse, Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley, Al Franken, Richard Blumenthal, Tammy Baldwin, Mazie K. Hirono, Martin Heinrich, Edward J. Markey, Cory Booker, Chris Van Hollen, Tammy Duckworth, Catherine Cortez Masto, and Gary Peters also joined the l
5/27/17 - The wider Trump scandal
Many of the steep cuts in programs for low-income Americans mimic reductions passed before by Republicans in the House of Representatives. Particularly astounding from a president who promised better health care for Americans who can't afford it is the $1.85 trillion reduction over a decade from Medicaid and subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
5/27/17 - Thousands of Westchester and Rockland Children Will Be Stripped of Critical Health Insurance With House of Reps' Health Care Bill and Trump Budget Proposal
The Trump Administration's proposed budget, would eviscerate funding for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Schumer said, the Administration's budget would hurt more 26 thousand children in Westchester and Rockland Counties and that he will fight cuts to Medicaid proposed in Congress. Schumer also said that 1 in 3 children are co
5/27/17 - Trump administration unveils first budget with USD3.6-T spending cut [Philippines News Agency]
The budget, which was titled "A New Foundation for American Greatness," claims to eliminate the federal deficit by the end of the decade through faster economic growth and deep cuts in Medicaid payments, food stamps and disability benefits. Funding for Medicaid, the health care program for low-income and disabled Americans, would be cut by more tha
5/27/17 - Trump budget poised to slash food stamps, Medicaid, other programs
WASHINGTON- The White House released President Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending. Trump's initial budget outline for discretionary spending received a tepid response from Congress, which controls the purse stri
5/27/17 - Washington's Reaction To Trump's Budget Justifies Rise Of Bitcoin OpEd [Eurasia Review]
In spite of its refusal to address the trillions in entitlement obligations for Social Security and Medicare, the budget s modest reductions to Medicaid were deemed radical. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio warned that proposed cuts to additional social programs will literally kill children. As such, Republicans in both the House and Sen
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