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Health Care: CBO report
== Health Care ==
 
===Recent Updates===
*5/24/17: The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) has [https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf analyzed] the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) and found:
**Older and poorer people will be hit the hardest by premium increases and loss of services[https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/24/15687500/cbo-ahca-premiums-age]
**The savings projected will be because fewer things will be covered[https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf]
**14 million more people would be uninsured[https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf]
**Older, low-income people's premiums would be much greater[https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf]
 
===Medicaid===
'''10 million Americans with disabilities are currently covered by [[Trumpcare / Obamacare|Medicaid]].'''[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/disability-rights-donald-trump_us_582487fae4b0e80b02cefa2f] Medicaid is the largest health care payer for patients being treated for autism and other developmental disorders.[http://abcnews.go.com/Health/experts-trumpcare-places-autism-disability-coverage-jeopardy/story?id=45990210] The Community First Choice option is expected to end January 1, 2020.[http://www.ancor.org/newsroom/news/leaked-draft-aca-bill-repeals-medicaid-expansion-imposes-capita-caps] Established by the ACA, the CFC program allows states to provide home-based attendant services to the elderly, chronically ill, and people with disabilities. The states that now have an approved CFC program are [[California]], [[Maryland]], [[Montana]], [[Oregon]], and [[Texas]].[https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/hcbs/authorities/1915-k/index.html] The Congressional Budget Office estimates that there will be a '''decrease of approximately $12 billion''' over the next ten years.[https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact.pdf]
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