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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I hope that both parties can come together and work to make healthcare affordable and accessible, for everyone.
1 in every5 Americans gets their health care thru Medicaid. Medicaid incl people from all walks of life—range from middle-class individ who have suffered who have suffered a catastrophic illness, to seniorsl(70% all nursing home resident rely on it
Not tons art a an argument, those Tax subsidies are available to you because of taxes - paid in by other people and companies.
The subsidies also come from MY taxes. Rather than paying massive premiums monthly, in addition to my quarterly self-employment taxes, I just get a smaller tax return.
Lisa, the deductible on my employer-based health insurance is $5,000. That is not affordable healthcare, and nobody subsidizes my healthcare costs.
Congress MUST make healthcare affordable and accessible for everyone. They need to fix Medicaid too.
Agreed that there are things to be fixed, always. I just don't see how giving a tax break to health insurance executives fixes the problems of those who can least afford healthcare.
since you have obamacare what is the monthly premiums and the deductible what is the gov paying the insurance company. Obamacare is failing,the cost to the gov taxpayers money is rising.
Medicare Medicaid VA all gov programs problem program