Thursday, June 15, 2017

American Medical Association Blasts Senate Republican TrumpCare Bill

The American Medical Association blasts a key component of the so- bad- it- has- to- be kept- secret Senate Republican version of TrumpCare:
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted to adopt new policies during the national physician organization's annual meeting this week, and in the process reaffirmed its opposition to caps on Medicaid funding, eyeing a possible healthcare overhaul by Congress and the Trump administration. 
Carl A. Sirio, MD, said in a statement that capping Medicaid funding would be "disastrous" for patients because it would limit medical responses to unforeseen events and medical innovations. 
"Physicians and states need the flexibility to respond," he said. "Caps would threaten coverage for vulnerable populations -- especially children and those in need of a safety net -- a point we have made repeatedly to policymakers in Washington." 
Of course, they're not listening to any points that would keep them from constructing a dog's breakfast bill whose only real target is to give massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.

It's never too late to make your voice heard. Please call and email your Senator (especially if they're Republican); here's a list of their staffers who are working on health care issues.  Calls and messages make a difference.  At this point, the Republicans that need to be contacted most are Sens. Murkowski (Alaska), Collins (Maine), Cassidy (Louisiana), Heller (Nevada), Flake (Arizona), so if you're a citizen of one of those states in particular, make your voice heard.

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