A recent New York Times article highlighted the dangers of the proposed bill which recommends sweeping reforms to the Medicaid program, and reverses the advancements in healthcare made possible through the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Senate bill is entitled “The Better Care Reconciliation Act” and it’s different than the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which the legislation passed by the House of Representatives in May.
The Better Care Reconciliation Act, if enacted as initially drafted, will impose stricter funding limits on states with higher Medicaid spending.
Stricter funding limits would mean States would be required to either find new funding to support Medicaid or, more likely, cut Medicaid through restricting enrollment, curbing benefits, and reducing payments to health care providers.
Please take a moment to read the article that underlines the effect that this bill can have on the lives of people with disabilities.