State budgets remain weak a decade after the recession, especially in red states that have cut taxes on corporations and high-income residents. Medicaid, the state-level healthcare program for low-income residents, is particularly vulnerable to an economic downturn. Low-income residents’ healthcare is imperiled as a consequence. But there is another way forward.
A Florida couple with chronic ailments, a pile of medical debt, and a “mercy-killing.” It doesn’t have to be this way.
“According to AARP, if MacArthur’s bill was passed, premiums for older Americans could have skyrocketed.”
“I write this as I sit in a waiting room to find out if my daughter’s cancer has returned for the fourth time.”
“There are 275,000 residents currently covered under ACA in the state of New Jersey.”
“[T]here have been insidious, and successful, attempts to sabotage our access to healthcare.”