After numerous failed attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Republicans are again trying yet one more time, prior to a Sept. 30, 2017 deadline that will make it virtually impossible to so from a legislative standpoint. Pertinent to the US Autism and other affected populations are the near-assured loss of pre-existing conditions protection and guarantees provided under Obamacare, as well as the sizable rollbacks of Medicare funding over the coming years. While the proposed bill’s sponsors claim that nothing is lost on the Federal level, when healthcare responsibility is shifted over to the States, that is where the cuts will assuredly happen. Concerned citizens should contact their elected representatives and express their verifiable concerns.
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July 18, 2017: “Repeal and Replace” defeated.
The Republican-controlled Congress failed to accomplish their long-promised “repeal and replace” rollback of “Obamacare”. Although skyrocketing premiums, deductibles, and other troublesome trends continue to worsen, the nation’s Congressional lawmakers are now obligated to cooperate and creatively strive to repair and overhaul the existing legislation, without leaving tens of millions of vulnerable Americans without life-sustaining Medicaid […]
New Healthcare Law- Senate Vote Delayed
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stumbles in drive to pass the Senate version of Obamacare “repeal and replace”. If the measure does not pass by July 7, the Nation faces a fork in the road- greater troubles, or alternatively the Republicans will be forced to work with the Democrats across the aisle in creating a […]
New Senate Healthcare Bill delayed but still a threat to Adults with Autism
The Republican-controlled Senate continues on its drive to repeal Obamacare and replace it with new legislation which may threaten Medicaid funding to the Adults with Autism population, even after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to delay the Senate vote for a week and a half to attempt to sway and obtain more positive votes. […]