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MediMed Resources for Special Needs Kids


Children with Disabilities

The attempted “Repeal & Replacement” of the Affordable Care Act is kind of important for millions of people, people like myself, who otherwise would go without coverage without Obamacare.

For that reason, I guess I will keep blogging until the final vote takes place. I am all about SOLUTIONS.

The really the important point to keep in mind: ObamaCare is the HealthCare coverage of last resort.

The majority of Americans get their coverage through Employee Benefits until age 65 or retirement when they become eligible for Medicare. Certain Low Income individuals get coverage through Medicaid.

Should the Republicans manage to pass a Health Plan that’s takes coverage away from citizens, there is a possible solution for the Disability Community: Medicare Under-age Disability: the Medi/Meds. (Duel Eligibles)

In reading the latest attempt to pass new legislation this year, it looks to me that those Medicaid recipients that would be most affected by de-funding or reduced funding of Medicaid would be those covered by the Medicaid EXPANSION.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/politics/cassidy-graham-explainer/?utm_term=.d5ec22d68428

There was nothing in the language of the Bill that would indicate cutting funds to Medically Needy Children. That having been said, what I read was not the full text of the Bill – so who knows if there’s hidden language in there?

The Medicaid recipients that are most at risk are those who gained new coverage under the Affordable Care Act that gave the States authority to expand coverage for people who were not previously eligible.

In general, Medicare Benefits are necessarily tied to Social Security in that the Medicare Part B Premium is paid by Social Security payroll taxes that we all pay.