“Before Medicare, one-half of the seniors in this country didn’t have health insurance. Medicare changed that. And now, Republicans are pushing a budget plan that cuts $473 billion from Medicare?
Florida Democrats are reminding residents to sign up for Obamacare. At the state Capitol on Wednesday, lawmakers held a news conference to get the word out that the healthcare plan is still open for business.
TALLAHASSEE — A 20-year-old health care program for low-income children is in danger of dying, putting nearly 30,000 Central Florida children at risk of losing coverage.
Senate Republicans are proposing to slash Medicare spending by $473 billion over a decade, once again diverging from one of President Donald Trump’s key campaign promises, according to Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee.
The nonprofit Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates the bill would strip $17 billion from the state’s Medicaid funding by 2027. That’s good for third-worst in the nation, behind only California, set to lose $57 billion, and New York, which would take a $33 billion cut
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Just when the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appeared to be dead, a last-ditch push to obliterate the law could be nearing a showdown vote in the Senate, and a handful of Republicans insist they are closing in on the votes.
Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Kathy Castor this morning called on the federal government to intervene into a state decision that led to 13,000 special needs children being removed from Children’s Medical Services and put into privately managed Medicaid programs.
“This was a way for the politicians to repay the entities that had contributed to their political campaigns and their political success, and it’s the children who suffered.”