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Democrats and health advocacy groups blasted the federal policy on Thursday, saying it would make it tougher for the most vulnerable Americans to have access to healthcare.
There are roughly 80 welfare programs.
Health spending increased 4.3 percent to $3.3 trillion compared to a 5.8 percent growth rate in 2015.
Reductions in Medicaid funding that lead to lower physician fees will compromise patient access to primary care providers.
Proposed cuts to Medicaid would have a dire, direct effect on services for students with disabilities.
The original draft of the Republican bill was opposed by at least nine Republican senators.
The Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, estimated state Medicaid spending would increase by $565 million in 2022 under the proposed legislation.
Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate.
Hospital groups came out against the Senate bill the day it was unveiled.
Meanwhile, in the latest healthcare bill draft, Republicans once again promised to defund the healthcare provider — despite its essential services that aid one in five women.
An estimated 23 million people could lose their healthcare under the House plan, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
No other state appears to be developing a similar grant program.
“This is not about healthcare. This is about wealth care,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).
More than $800 billion would be cut from the Medicaid program for the poor and more than $192 billion from food stamps.
“Make no mistake, many people will die as a result of this bill,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).
The threatened funding cut could affect nearly 11,000 patients across Texas.
The homeless population widely relies on the Affordable Care Act for healthcare.
Families serving as caregivers for a child with a disability lose about $3,200 a year due to added responsibilities, study found.
President-elect Donald Trump has not been clear on his ideas regarding people with disabilities but notably mocked a reporter with a disability during his campaign.
Expansion of ABLE Act to allow more financial opportunities and incentivize employment.
The new rule, which has been temporarily delayed, could significantly hinder services provided to people with disabilities.