Trans People Less Likely to Have Needed Health Care

Friday, 07 Jul, 2017

With health care emerging as the public's top concern, according to recent polls, the choice between repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare for All is likely to be the major domestic issue in the presidential campaign of 2020 (other than getting Trump out of office, if he lasts that long). It is an understatement to say that these bills would be a step in the wrong direction for the residents of Oakland County.

Senate Republicans are struggling to pass an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. If their children lose health care coverage, they will have to choose whether to bring their child to the doctor or to stay on top of their rent. Molmen also said he didn't support the bill but described the interwoven health care and insurance industries as "incredibly complex", a sentiment echoed numerous times throughout the two-hour roundtable.

A number of groups are vehemently opposing the health care bill including the American Medical Association.

Provide a health care system that enables greater access to health coverage for low-income individuals either through Medicaid or tax credits based on age and income that will make health insurance more affordable. As far as I can tell, he has not explained when or how it got smarter, but one gathers there's only so much brilliance you can fit in a tweet.

Those who manage to stay insured would find their insurance is less useful.

Despite promise after promise of how he would "take care of everybody", Trump and his Republican allies will take away health insurance from approximately 23 million Americans according to a score by the Congressional Budget Office.

"Health care in America should be a right, not a privilege", stated Gillibrand. Hospitals, especially smaller rural hospitals, would be hurt. The protest was organized by a wide array of progressive organizations and they are calling for a "People's Filibuster" around the US Capitol in protest of the GOP health care plan.

BCRA also fails to protect access to coverage for Iowa's seniors by allowing insurers to charge seniors five times more than younger people for health care coverage. How can I plan for my business' future if there's a significant drop in payment and patients are not coming in because they can't afford health care? This law's promises to bring health care costs down and preserve current doctor-patient relationships were proven false nearly immediately. M.B. Crenshaw's letter made me ask, "How do the Republican Houses and the White House, measure on the patriotic scale, determined as they are, to destroy the ACA (Obamacare) regardless of how many vulnerable citizens are affected?"