Post-Gazette: PA’s most vulnerable would suffer under AHCA’s Medicaid plan

Children. Pregnant women. Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Older Pennsylvanians. All of them are vulnerable citizens with specific health care needs, and all are covered by Medicaid. However, should the proposed American Health Care Act become law, we can expect these Pennsylvanians to suffer greatly and face insurmountable difficulties getting the services they need — let alone pay for them.

These are the consequences of severing the historical federal-state partnership of Medicaid funding, which is what the AHCA proposes to do. Under the bill, more than 24 million Americans are expected to lose health coverage, 14 million from Medicaid alone.

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