How Could Health Care Changes Impact Nevada?

Health care has overtaken security issues as the top priority among voters for the second week in a row. As pharmacists, we tend to recommend OTC medications to our patients on a daily basis.

The analysis said that even more than the 6.3 million cited have other types of conditions, such as asthma depression or hypertension, that could lead to a rise in premiums under AHCA, even though they were not declinable in the pre-ACA days.

The American Health Care Act was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017 as a measure to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Blase also said funding in the AHCA for high-risk pools or reinsurance plans in states that dropped Obamacare requirements, such as coverage of a comprehensive set of benefits, would be more than adequate to cover people with pre-existing chronic conditions.

A new report from an Obamacare-friendly think tank in the nation's capital concludes that a pending congressional replacement for the nation's endlessly debated health-care law could leave many Coloradans - especially in rural communities - without health coverage.

The Cassidy-Collins proposal would let states keep the ACA, also known as Obamacare, in place if they wanted to, and it leaves in place the ACA's taxes and fees to have revenue streams to pay for their health care overhaul. But many did not, they simply went along to get along. But if states are allowed to get waivers that allow them to charge more, those with pre-existing conditions are priced out. For one, the tax credits under the GOP bill are less generous for certain groups of people - particularly lower-income and older consumers - than the current Obamacare subsidies, meaning more people could have a harder time affording continuous coverage.

The governors group is looking to the Senate for massive changes as they begin writing their own bill. Consider what legislation, like Medicare for all with universal coverage, will mean for public health in our country. As well as the pre-existing conditions legislation, the AHCA rolls back the Medicaid expansion and changes how Medicaid can help low-income people in general.

In addition to reducing federal spending on expanded Medicaid, the House health care bill caps federal spending growth for traditional Medicaid program as well.

As of February, about 14.2 million people have gained Medicaid coverage in 26 expansion states that reported their total enrollment, and 20 GOP senators hail from expansion states.

Although the discussions are still in an early stage, some predictions appear to have been mistaken, according to CNN, such as that the House bill would have to become more moderate to pass the Senate.

While House passage of their bill was hailed by the president in an unusual Rose Garden ceremony earlier this month, Republicans are still a long way away from fulfilling their campaign promises on health care.

  • Zachary Reyes