CBO Score: Better Care Act is Just More of the Same

Posted June, 27 2017 by Amanda Dunker

There are almost no differences between the Congressional Budget Office score for this latest bill and the score for earlier iterations. It is beyond clear that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and capping Medicaid spending hurts Americans. Every idea based on the false premise that the ACA is failing and that Medicaid is a wasteful, […]

The Senate’s “Better Care” Act is Worse than the House Bill

Posted June, 22 2017 by Amanda Dunker

The discussion draft released by the Senate today is almost certainly worse for the average person than the bill passed by the House in May. The Congressional Budget Office is working on its report, and that will give us a better sense of the numbers involved. But the draft gives enough detail to understand that […]

This is a Critical Moment for Medicaid and the ACA

Posted June, 20 2017 by Amanda Dunker

All reports suggest that the Senate is rushing through a health bill that is just as harmful to Americans as the bill passed by the House in May. In fact, some parts of it may be even worse. The Senate’s goal is to pass something by the 4th of July, without any debate. They know their […]

New York Would Lose More Than 86,000 Jobs Under AHCA

Posted June, 15 2017 by Taylor Frazier

According to a new analysis from the Commonwealth Fund and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, New York would lose 86,100 jobs by 2026 if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives last month became law. Based on the study’s estimates, New York would […]