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News Tuesday, Aug 1 2017

NEW REPORT: Heller's "Radical" Plan to End Medicaid Expansion and Kick Millions off their Insurance

Aug 01, 2017

A new report by Vox explains that Heller’s health care plan is “the most radical one yet.” Graham-Cassidy-Heller would decimate insurance markets, kick millions off their insurance, hike premiums, remove Obamacare protections, and end Medicaid expansion.
This disastrous plan is what Heller endorsed and said would “increase choice” and “lower costs” by “supporting programs that are currently working in our state.”
Turns out, that was just another lie by Dean Heller. Here are the facts on what Heller’s favorite health care plan would do:
  • End Medicaid expansion that serves 200,000 Nevadans: “The proposal would eliminate the health care law’s subsidies for private insurance and end the Medicaid expansion.”
  • Take money from expansion states like Nevada and give it to non-expansion states: “Cassidy-Graham would also take the current Medicaid expansion spending from the 30 states that participate in the program and divvy it up among all 50 states.”
  • End the state marketplaces that serve tens of thousands of Nevadans: “The health insurance marketplaces would no longer exist.”
  • Force millions off their insurance: “[I]t would cut deeply into federal funding for the health law programs, likely resulting in millions losing coverage.”
  • Cut health care spending by 34%: “Cassidy-Graham sets a slower growth rate than the expected rise in costs under the ACA. The CBPP estimates that by 2026, Cassidy-Graham would spend $83 billion less than the ACA is expected to on coverage, which amounts to a 34 percent cut.”
  • Create chaos and dysfunction in the insurance markets: “There would be no requirement to purchase coverage, nor would there be a guarantee of subsidies to make that coverage affordable…a dysfunctional insurance market.”
Read the full report by Vox here.

Published: Aug 1, 2017

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