Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight

With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid provisions.” Some of the proposed changes to the ACA made by the House include: Over $800 Billion in cuts to Medicaid* Elimination of the Medicaid expansion* Reversal of the pre-existing conditions clause Elimination of many of the essential health benefits (EHB) Cuts to behavioral and mental health coverage Raises in premiums for those over 65 30% surcharge for those who don’t have coverage in order to get coverage Eliminates Federal subsidies and replaces them with tax credits based on age Elimination of many of the workforce diversity provisions Inclusion of high-risk pools Shift to per capita caps and block grants Elimination of women’s healthcare coverage Lifetime caps *These Medicaid cuts and caps are not at all related to the ACA, but are only there to “pay for” for the tax breaks for the wealthy ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

Objective: Craniofacial disharmony in skeletal diseases is strongly associated with sleep-disordered breathing. Our aim was to study sleep respiratory patterns in young children with rare skeletal disorders. Design: This retrospective study included children with achondroplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta and Ellis van Creveld Syndrome. Our subjects underwent an in-laboratory overnight respiratory polygraph between January 2012 and April 2016. All medical records were reviewed and brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging was conducted on patients with achondroplasia, nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx spaces. Patients: 24 chi...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Villena-Suarez JR, Vicente W, Taxa L, Cuéllar L, Nuñez-Butrón MT, Villegas V, Castillo M, Castañeda CA Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem that, due to the clinical variability of its presentation, can be confused with cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical-radiological characteristics and to describe the methodology that allowed to achieve a TB diagnosis in patients referred to the National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (INEN) with a presumed diagnosis of cancer between 2014 and 2016. The study included 170 patients (52.4% men) wit...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS. : Neoadjuvant therapy with dose-dense carboplatin and paclitaxel achieved an elevated frequency of optimal cytoreduction. The post-surgery levels of carcinoembryonic antigen 125 and optimal cytoreduction were independent factors of progression-free survival and overall survival. PMID: 29924276 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: . Excess weight, abdominal obesity, and high cholesterol were the most prevalent risk factors in women. The metabolic syndrome component with the highest prevalence in community kitchen users in a district of Lima is abdominal obesity. PMID: 29924275 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS. : Nourishing practices make possible the cultural transmission of food preferences and aversions and, additionally, generate a context that fosters the development of very diverse learning which, in the case of children with some type of disability, could contribute to the improvement of their pro-social skills and repertoires mediated by their mothers or caregivers. PMID: 29924274 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
Authors: Cortez-Bazán N, Delgado JR, Galdos O, Huicho L Abstract Pott's disease is a health problem in developing countries and its diagnosis in children is a challenge. Here we present the case of a two-year-old boy with Pott's disease involving T1 to T3 thoracic vertebrae. The clinical presentation was characterized by difficulty walking, fever, cough, and dyspnea. At physical examination, kyphosis and bony prominence were observed in the cervicodorsal area. A positive tuberculin test was obtained, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated via culture of the gastric aspiration sample. The spine MRI showe...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
We presented the first report of a pediatric case of the cytomegalovirus infection resistant to ganciclovir and valganciclovir after a heart transplant in a Peruvian public hospital with an unusual presentation. The resistance to these drugs was evident after 277 days of evolution of the disease considering the non-remission of the symptomatology and the persistence of an elevated viral load. The administration of foscarnet led to a clinical and laboratory improvement until remission of the disease. PMID: 29924261 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
Authors: García HH, González AE, O'Neal SE, Gilman RH Abstract Neurocysticercosis is a nervous system infection caused by the larvae (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). Neurocysticercosis is the primary cause of acquired epilepsy worldwide and, therefore, a global public health problem. On the other hand, T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis is one of very few infectious diseases considered to be potentially eradicable. Recently, a large-scale elimination program in Tumbes, Peru, demonstrated the feasibility of interrupting transmission. Based on these advances, a series of initial guidel...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, found that unprocessed meats, such as steak, are more strongly linked to the condition than bacon.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A new  studyhas found that false positive breast cancer biopsies are costing healthcare facilities over $2.1 billion annually. This high false positive rate and the consequential expenses highlight the need for improved breast cancer diagnostic protocols and technology.Researchers from IBM Watson Health and Seno Medical looked at health care claims filed between 2011 and 2015 from 875,000 women to understand the rate of follow-up procedures after mammography and breast exams. They found that between 2012 and 2015, 8,732,909 patients received diagnostic mammograms, 6,987,399 underwent breast ultrasounds, and 1,585,856 ...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
More News: Accidents | Acute Leukemia | Acute Myeloid Leukemia | Addiction | American Health | Anemia | Atresia | Autoimmune Disease | Blindness | Blood Transusion | Boys | Brain | Brain Cancers | Breast Cancer | Budgets | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Cerebral Palsy | Child Abuse | Childhood Cancer | Children | Chronic Leukemia | Diabetes | Diabetes Type 1 | Disability | Endocrinology | Epilepsy | Esophageal Atresia | Esophagus Cancer | Eyes | Gastroenteritis | Gastroenterology | Gastroschisis Repair | Girls | Glaucoma | Grants | Health Insurance | Health Management | Hospitals | Insulin | Insurance | Insurers | Jobs | Legislation | Leukemia | Lung Transplant | Lymphoma | Medicaid | Medicare | Men | Neurology | Nightmares | Nurses | Nursing | Occupational Health | Opthalmology | Pediatrics | Perinatology & Neonatology | PET Scan | Podcasts | Politics | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Sexual Abuse | Sickle Cell Anemia | Sleep Disorders | Sleep Medicine | Texas University | Tracheal Cancer | Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula | Transplant Surgery | Transplants | Uninsured | Websites | Women