The republicans want to cut healthcare for US citizens

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    Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ) sent a detailed letter to Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar today reminding the Secretary that the Department does not have legal authority to implement a block grant or per capita cap on the Medicaid program. The letter follows reports that the Trump Administration is actively considering approving waiver requests from Republican-controlled states to implement block grants or per capita caps on their Medicaid programs, which, if implemented, would threaten access to health care for millions of Americans across the country.

    “As the Chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce with jurisdiction over Medicaid, it is my responsibility to ensure that the program is administered in compliance with federal law,” Pallone wrote to Secretary Azar. “The plain language of the statute prohibits the Secretary from approving a waiver that requests a block grant or per capita cap in Medicaid through a cap on federal funds.”

    Pallone continued, “Legislative history and the Administration’s own budget acknowledge that converting Medicaid to a block grant or per capita cap would require a statutory change. Other changes that allow states to develop their own caps are similarly outside your authority. Accordingly, it is troubling to learn that you are putting your radical agenda ahead of your responsibility to implement the law faithfully.”

    The President’s budget request estimates that such a change would cut $1.4 trillion from Medicaid over 10 years, threatening access to services for children with complex medical needs, people with disabilities, seniors, and others who rely on Medicaid. The American Hospital Association has said the deep cuts from such a proposal “would reduce federal Medicaid funding to unsustainable levels,” and “will have serious negative consequences for communities across America.”

    As part of his inquiry into the Administration’s secretive efforts, Pallone included a series of questions requesting information on the Administration’s ongoing work to implement Medicaid block grants or per capita caps, which is referred to within HHS as the State Medicaid Director Letter: Medicaid Value and Accountability Demonstration Opportunity. According to press reports, the letter to state Medicaid directors is intended to provide a roadmap to Republican-led states on how to gain approval from the Trump Administration on their requests to cap their Medicaid programs. Pallone requested responses to his questions by July 15, 2019.

    Pallone to Azar: Block Granting Medicaid is Illegal
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    That would mean children from the womb to the ventilator (if on Medicaid) would be taken off once they have reached their cap. Who is it now that wants to euthanize citizens of the US?? if and when they reach their lifetime cap.

    They also plan on lowering the poverty rate for Hud, Medicaid, etc.
     
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    And your dumbocrats want to give free EVERYTHING to anyone but American citizens... Fucking hypocrite left tards...
     
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    Gubmint big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take it away.

    Fools.
     
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    Someone posts something relatively straight forward and you come in cussing and name calling.

    Great way to win ppl over.
     
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    You'd probably do better w/o the signature.

    I'm thinking this is going to come down to the usual healthcare debate in which the end game is ppl willingly accepting that $250,000 heart or stem cell transplant is beyond their means or the means of society to give everyone.
     
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    Talk about a fucked up world-view.

    Let's take stock:

    YOU are responsible for your own health care. YOU are responsible, when you need medical testing, treatment, medications, therapy, etc., to PAY FOR IT!

    If you cannot pay for it, then YOU have an obligation to see that it is paid otherwise, USUALLY BY INSURANCE, for which YOU are obliged to pay. Many people pay in, so that when someone needs care, there is enough in the pot to cover it. Insurance. Get it?

    OK, that takes care of 80% of the U.S. population who either self-insure their medical care, purchase health insurance, or get health insurance through their employer.

    That leaves 20% who have healthcare needs that they cannot personally pay for or get covered by insurance.

    The Federal Government has NO LEGITIMATE ROLE IN HEALTHCARE, other than regulation of drugs by the FDA. These MUST be take care of by the States or the people (see the Tenth Amendment).

    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CANNOT PREVENT ANYONE FROM GETTING HEALTH CARE. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE TO OBTAIN HEALTHCARE FOR ANYONE (Other than government employees). To the extent that the Feds make funds available to the states, that relieves the states of some of the burden THAT THE STATES VOLUNTARILY ASSUME (IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO).

    But a change, reduction or restriction of BORROWED FEDERAL MONEY going to the states CANNOT "CUT HEALTHCARE" FOR ANYONE!!!!! It is not the obligation of the Federal taxpayers to see to it that every fucking medical bill in the country is paid. See third paragraph above!
     
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    Moar free shit!!!!
     
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    straight forward my ass,,,the feds have no authority to be involved in healthcare,,,

    and anyone that says different needs to move their ass to another country,,,
     
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    other than regulation of drugs by the FDA you are spot on,,,
     
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    The government has lots of money. They should pay for all my shit.
     

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