Medicare is disproportionately important for women and for aging people of color since they are least able to afford the high cost of healthcare and the most likely to have health issues. These groups are also more likely to be dual eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
· Nationally, 58% of Medicare enrollees are women.
A CBO score was released on the revised version of a Senate Healthcare bill (BCRA) (the Cruz amendment is not included) which shows that this latest version of the bill would result in 22 million people losing coverage over a decade. That is simply unacceptable.
July 17, 2017
This latest version of the Senate’s Health care Bill does not fix any problems. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the draft bill released by the Senate on June 22, threatens public health in two critical ways. (https://www.budget.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SENATEHEALTHCARE.pdf)
June 25, 2017 UPDATE
ACA vs. AHCA: Know the Facts
At ARxC, we are dedicated to the protection of quality, comprehensive, and affordable health care for all Americans. The Affordable Care Act or ACA (also known as ‘Obamacare’) ensures these protections are in place. The law, while not perfect, provides access to the care and treatment their providers prescribe.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its Georgia Chapter said a policy that Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBS) plans to implement in July, making subscribers pay for any emergency department visit that turns out not to an emergency, violates the “prudent layperson” standard, which is codified in federal law, including the Affordable Care Act. It’s also law in more than 30 states. The standard requires Emergency Room (ER) insurance coverage based on patient’s symptoms, not their final diagnosis.
At ARxC, we agree that the Affordable Care Act, (ACA, also known as ‘Obamacare’), can be improved. We also know that we are dedicated to the protection of quality, comprehensive, and affordable health care for all Americans. We want to maintain the many important protections patients have gained from the ACA that ensures they can access the care and treatment their providers prescribe. We believe the ACA supports and maintains accessibility, affordability, quality, responsiveness, choices and transparency, and innovative patient-centered care.
Georgia Health Care Legislation Update: After Crossover Day
Crossover Day is the day a bill must cross from its chamber (House or Senate) of origin to the opposite chamber to remain viable for this legislative session. Here are some bills that made it through.
Surprise Billing bills keep moving
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February 28, 2017
The Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) is the proud fiscal sponsor for the March for Science Atlanta.
Science-based evidence is the foundation from which we advocate for the responsible care of all people, all communities, and the environment that we share.
ARxC fully supports the national mission of the March for Science.