Learn 10 Facts About Medicare’s Financial Outlook (Surprise #ACA made it Stronger) #ProtectOurCare

Did you know that, contrary to what some believe, Medicare’s financial status has improved since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010? And that repealing the ACA’s provisions related to Medicare would actually increase program spending and worsen the financial outlook for the program? The overall rate of Medicare program spending growth has decreased…

via Learn 10 Facts About Medicare’s Financial Outlook — California Health Advocates

VERIFIED: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under the American Health Care Act #ProtectOurCare

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released new estimates for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was passed earlier this month in the U.S. House and is currently under review in the U.S. Senate. The new numbers are not much different from previous estimates. CBO continues to show that under the current version of…

via VERIFIED: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under the American Health Care Act — Medicare Rights Blog

Trump’s Budget Hurts Many, Especially Older Adults and People with Disabilities #ProtectOurCare

The Trump Administration released its proposed FY 2018 budget on Tuesday, May 23. While the title of the proposed budget alludes to building up “American Greatness”, it focuses mainly on tearing down many important safety net and social services programs nationwide. Targeted programs with drastic cuts include those that help young and old Americans with low-incomes,…

via Trump’s Budget Hurts Many, Especially Older Adults and People with Disabilities — California Health Advocates

Trump Is One Step Away From Dumping Obamacare’s Copay-Free Birth Control #ProtectOurCare

Trumpland is a single step away from enacting a rule that could affect millions of women’s access to health care, in one fell swoop changing the Obamacare mandate that required insurance give women access to copay-free birth control. Read more at The Daily Beast.

via Trump Is One Step Away From Dumping Obamacare’s Copay-Free Birth Control — The Daily Beast – Article

Programs for vulnerable Americans on chopping block #TrumpBudget #ProtectOurCare

President Trump has released his budget, and it puts programs for vulnerable Americans on the chopping block. Along with food stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Plan), Trump proposes to slash Social Security, expressly violating his campaign pledge not to touch Social Security. All told, Trump’s budget slashes $1.7…

via Programs for vulnerable Americans on chopping block — JustCare

CMA Alert – Budget Response: Abandoning Older Adults and People with Disabilities #ProtectOurCare

Yesterday, May 23rd, the Trump Administration released its proposed FY2018 federal budget. The budget, entitled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” would have a wide-ranging and devastating impact on the nation’s safety net programs. It is not a foundation for a caring society. As noted by the New York Times, it “would cut deeply into…

via CMA Alert – Budget Response: Abandoning Older Adults and People with Disabilities — CMA

Older Americans’ Trumpcare Fears Confirmed by the CBO #ProtectOurCare

AHCA’s Raid of Medicare, Drastic cuts to Medicaid “Dangerous and Unfair” The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) releasing its score of the House GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). “Today’s CBO score confirms older Americans’ worst fears:…

via Older Americans’ Trumpcare Fears Confirmed by the CBO — Retired Americans