As you know, Medicare Part B is vital to maintaining the health of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Not only does the program cover routine medical care provided in a doctor’s office, it also covers medications administered in an outpatient setting. These medications are administered to some of the most vulnerable patients enrolled in Medicare since they typically treat serious conditions including cancer, macular degeneration, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, mental illness, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and primary immunodeficiency diseases. These medications are essential for the seniors who use them, and reflect a very small percentage of Medicare spending, just three percent.
Proposals to phase out Medicaid expansion and implement per capita caps or block grants, like those included in the American Health Care Act (AHCA), HR 1628, threaten the ability of Medicaid to provide critical health care services to many of our most vulnerable citizens. These proposals aim to achieve billions of dollars in cost savings at the expense of tens of millions of patients and consumers who rely on Medicaid for life-sustaining care. We vehemently oppose converting Medicaid’s financing into a capped funding structure, as well as phasing out Medicaid expansion, and will not accept any policy that cuts costs at the expense of patient and consumer access to care.
Confused about essential health benefits. Sick Cells' Artistic Specialist, Sam, breaks down EHB and how they impact the sickle cell community.
Do you have questions about Medicaid cuts? Join Sick Cells' Artistic Specialist as he breaks down the severe repercussions of cuts to Medicaid. Remember, call your Senators and say "No cuts to Medicaid. Vote no to ACHA. No to BCRA." The GOP's health care plan proposes to cut Medicaid by $834 billion over the course of 9 years.