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Why is the American Medical Association currently against the American Health Care Act of 2017?


Broad assumptions about changes to Obamacare are circulating. However, I suspect that the AMA's real concern over changes to Medicaid, is that it will force doctors to accept patients with that form of insurance. Medicaid was originally designed to provide poverty level families and children with healthcare. However, Obamacare allowed people above poverty to join the program. The reimbursement rate to doctors of Medicaid patients is very low, so they have no incentive to take on new patients with Medicaid insurance and that is one of the reasons I believe the AMA is pushing back.

 

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    Michelle Orelup (lifelovemystery) 2 weeks ago

    I hope that both parties can come together and work to make healthcare affordable and accessible, for everyone.


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    Michelle Orelup (lifelovemystery) 2 weeks ago

    Not tons art a an argument, those Tax subsidies are available to you because of taxes - paid in by other people and companies.


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