Senate Repeal Bill 2.0: The Same Old Problems with a New Bad Idea

Yesterday, after three more weeks of backroom deals and secret negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a ‘new’ health care repeal bill that features all the same failings of the previous version.

Capping Medicaid: Lost Home Care Jobs Would Increase the Burden on Family Caregivers

Both the House-passed version of ACA repeal legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the Senate’s version currently under deliberation – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – include a particularly debilitating change: a per capita cap system of...

The BCRA’s Capped Medicaid Funding Would Heighten States’ Budgeting Woes for Decades

CBO found that the proposed legislation would cut $772 billion from Medicaid – slashing its funding by 26 percent in 2026, compared to current projected funding.

Structural Racism and Maternal and Child Health

Now is the time when we have to eliminate the racist narrative of the “welfare queen.”

The Better Care Reconciliation Act Disproportionately Harms People of Color

This blog is part of a series that will highlight how structural racism in the health care system negatively affects the health of individuals of color. Community Catalyst is committed to exposing and dismantling policies, practices and attitudes that routinely...

The Takeaway: Oh, What a Tangled Web They Weave

Despite his best efforts, Senate Majority Leader McConnell couldn't coax a ‘yes’ vote out of 50 of his 52-member caucus before the July Fourth recess. The path forward for McConnell and the Senate Republicans seems to revolve around trying to...

Republican Health Care Plan Would Leave Many American Veterans with Few Options for Care

As Congress heads home for its July 4 recess, the Republican Senate leadership remains determined to press toward a July vote on a bill that would eviscerate Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite assurances to the contrary,...

GOP Health Care Bill is a Step Backwards on the Path to Better Care

Take a moment to imagine that someone you love, maybe an aging parent or grandparent, was just released from the hospital after an illness. What kind of care would you want them to receive? Would you want them to be...

Senate Repeal Bill Leaves Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Behind

The Senate yesterday delayed its plan to vote on its health care repeal bill, also known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the bill and projected...
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