All New Yorkers - regardless of age, income, wealth, employment and pre-existing conditions, deserve health insurance without having to worry about making ends meet.
The AARP, previously known as the American Association of Retired Persons, said it wanted legislation "that ensures robust insurance market protections, controls costs, improves quality and provides affordable coverage to all Americans". "I will be compiling these comments to send to Senate leaders, as they continue reviewing possible major changes to the Affordable Care Act", said Brindisi, D-119, Utica.
He also said Americans should be direct consumers of health care by increasing the use of health savings accounts, or HSAs. Critics argue these pools won't be able to offer almost as much coverage for individuals as the ACA did.
Bay State lawmakers and doctors warn that the GOP's health care bill threatens to worsen the emergency room overcrowding crisis, which the Herald reported yesterday has led to wait times in the city that are double the national average. He went on to say, "I strongly believe that every American deserves access to affordable health care, and the status quo under the ACA is not working". If someone has a gap in their coverage-from changing jobs, a divorce, or a move-for more than 63 consecutive days they could be subject to much higher premiums when they enroll.
"And in the many communities that have been ravaged by the opioid crisis - the ACA - especially the Medicaid expansion - has helped, and is continuing to help, many people get the treatment they need", she said.
It would make NY the first state in the nation to give every resident health care.
The American Health Care Act would allow states to get waivers for that coverage. A real and nagging problem of the state pools was inconsistent and often inadequate funding of the pools by the states operating them. Should any state decide to waive all or some of these benefits, large employer plans will be allowed to deny or cap coverage. Although a single-payer health care system would increase taxes, it would lower costs across the board, removing premiums, pre-authorizations, calls to your insurance company, in- and out-of-network requirements, coinsurance/copayments and medical bills. The Affordable Care Act is essential to me and people like me. "Other insurance companies are pulling out", he said.