Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

The Takeaway: Masters of Misdirection

In the wake of both developments last week, we were treated to so many breathtaking whoppers that it is hard to know where to begin. If there were an award for double-speak, there would be a rich candidate pool from which to draw.

Rolling Back Progress: Medicaid Cuts Would Deny Children of Color Access to Care

The AHCA, as passed by the House of Representatives and sent on to the Senate, would reverse the progress on children’s coverage that has been made through the ACA.

Trump Budget Attacks Low-Income Communities, State Budgets, Children

Despite his repeated promises on the campaign trail that he would not cut Medicaid, President Trump’s FY 2018 budget would slash the program’s budget nearly in half over the next decade. The budget assumes the $839 billion in Medicaid cuts...

“We Don’t Just Take It, We Take Charge!”– Celebrating Older Americans Month

It’s May, and that means it’s Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Age Out Loud, chosen “…to give aging a new voice – one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.” Older Americans are a group that...

The Takeaway: Why Trumpcare Collapsed and What Comes Next

After reflecting on last week’s collapse of the drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we can reach some good conclusions about what went down and draw some lessons for the future.

The Takeaway: An Act of Malice

  I would venture to guess that congressmen Paul Ryan and Joe Kennedy don't agree on too much, but one thing they do appear to agree on is that the ineptly named American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare) is first...

The Takeaway: Why is the GOP health care plan so terrible?

Reviews are in on the House GOP health care plan, which has been enthusiastically embraced by President Trump, and they are pretty terrible.

Top 5 Reasons the House GOP Bill to Repeal the ACA is Bad for Children and Families

The GOP Health Care Repeal Bill will negatively impact millions, but low-income kids, working families and communities of color will be hit particularly hard.

The Takeaway: A Secret They Should Have Kept: House GOP Plan Would Benefit the Wealthy, Harm Most Others

Although it will undoubtedly undergo further revisions, we now have a pretty clear idea of what the House Republican health plan entails - and it's not good.