3 Replies to “Senate Republicans select committee to draft health care repeal.”

  1. The Jimmy Kimmel health care test: Every American is entitled to health care that is affordable.
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    Jimmy Kimmel on Response to Emotional Monologue About Baby & Health Care Debate
    Jimmy Kimmel Live
    Published on May 8, 2017
    Jimmy returns from his time off after his newborn son Billy had heart surgery and he talks about the outpouring of love and support he has received, the not-so-nice things some people have said, and he speaks with Louisiana’s Republican Senator Bill Cassidy about the health care debate.

  2. This is a comment on the House version of health care. The House ‘health care reform bill’ would affect school children. I had no idea that Medicaid money was going to school districts.
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    …With all the sweeping changes the Republican bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential impact on education. School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country. For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. The money is also used to provide preventive care, such as vision and hearing screenings, for other Medicaid-eligible children….

    AASA, an advocacy association for school superintendents, estimates that school districts receive about $4 billion in Medicaid reimbursements annually. In a January survey of nearly 1,000 district officials in 42 states, nearly 70 percent of districts reported that they used the money to pay the salaries of health care professionals who serve special education students.

    Republicans say federal health programs must be restructured to curb their soaring costs — the biggest driver of projected budget deficits — and force a smarter allocation of limited resources….

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