How Republicans are using Chip as a cutting block for Medicare and medicaid

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    They use Chip for everything, seems the GOP in 2015 was unwilling to reauthorize chip, unless they could get huge cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
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    House Republicans adopted a 2016 budget in a 228-199 vote on March 25, 2015. The budget would increase defense spending close to $96 billion, well above President Obama’s $58 billion request. The budget would balance in nine years by cutting $5.5 trillion in spending over the next decade, most of which would come from programs that serve people of limited means.

    The House Budget cuts Medicare by $316 billion, and moves to a “premium support” model to begin in 2024; combines Parts A and B deductibles; cuts Medicaid by $913 billion, not including repeal of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, for a total cut of about $1.7 trillion; converts Medicaid into a block grant; rescinds the Administration’s ability to issue waivers for work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; converts SNAP to a State Flexibility Fund.

    Budget Committee Democrats offered 27 different amendments, including such amendments as “Preventing the End of Medicare as We Know It,” with lead sponsor Rep. Lujan Grisham, blocking the “premium support” model. All of the Democratic amendments were rejected.

    April 2015 – The Potential Impact of the “Doc Fix” & Other Issues || Center for Medicare Advocacy

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    Of course Obama has to sign it , it was like he had a gun to his head.
     
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    Its the Republicans raising your healthcare rates and payments, not the Democrats.
     
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    Even asking more money for defense than Obama wanted, just so they had a reason to make cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

    We Democrats have to get these scums out of office.
     
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    The economy is booming. Get a job. Get two jobs. Earn what you want and stop whining about freebies. And, most importantly stop importing poor people.
     
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    Screw you, you get a job, you need to know what its like to work , get 2 jobs, don't live in your parents basement and live off of their money.

    Today most people do need two jobs to get by, and don't get health ins from their jobs.
     
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    I know many people who got pensions form their work, but the Republicans are ruining that as well.
     
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    Why do I think the healthcare system in this country is a mess? I think it is because it is not a “service”, but it is a “business” in the USA.

    Many of you admire the health care systems of other nations, and wonder why they work but Americans don’t. I will tell you why. It is because those countries you admire treat healthcare as a public service, such as building roads and bridges. But in the US, Americans treat it like a business. Isn't it true ?

    You can also read it whole article here:
    Healthcare: Service or Business? – Think and Say
     

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