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The House is expected to vote later today on the American Health Care Act, which would gut the Medicaid program and shift hundreds of billions of dollars in health care costs from the federal government to the states.
As the House prepares to vote on the rollback of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, media near and far focused on how the law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage has affected the working poor.
The various groups that have looked at Louisiana’s broken tax structure have all come to a similar conclusion: The state needs to strengthen its personal income tax by getting rid of expensive deductions, and lower a state sales tax that is the highest in the country (when combined with local levies).
John Bel Edwards’ executive budget for fiscal year 2017-18 proposes to spend $2.2 billion in state general funds to provide Medicaid health coverage for 1.7 million Louisiana residents. That translates to a $229 million reduction in state spending on Medicaid – or 12 percent below current-year levels after accounting for inflation.… Read more...
The Congressional Budget Office, Congress’ nonpartisan scorekeeper, released its assessment of the proposed American Health Care Act on Monday.
As House committees began marking up the American Health Care Act yesterday, the bill was the subject of bipartisan, bicameral criticism.
It took seven years, but House Republicans finally released their alternative to the landmark Affordable Care Act.
Louisiana’s annual state budget is more than $29 billion when all financing sources are considered.
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