The revised version of a replacement of the Affordable Care Act introduced Thursday by U.S. Senate Republicans still misses the mark for Wisconsin children and families.
LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOUR SENATORS!
SAY YOU SUPPORT HEALTH CARE THAT WORKS
FOR WISCONSIN FAMILIES!
The revised Senate bill converts Medicaid to a system of capped payments to states and pegs future adjustments to the consumer price index instead of medical care costs – which generally rise faster. The result? It is estimated federal Medicaid outlays will decrease 26 percent by 2026.
This endangers all students, especially the most vulnerable children, and the public schools that serve them. In addition to impacting mandated services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, federal funds could be lost for vision, hearing and other health screenings schools provide. Tell your senators this is unacceptable to educators and families!
More details about the Senate plan:
- Includes $45 billion in funding to address opioid addiction;
- Allows for the purchase of cheaper insurance plans that cover fewer services than required under the Affordable Care Act;
- Permits people to pay for premiums with Health Savings Accounts;
- Increases additional funding for stabilizing premiums and out-of-pocket expenses to $170 billion; and
- Maintains certain taxes on the rich.