Daugaard: Medicaid cuts to hit SD less

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Daugaard: Medicaid cuts to hit SD less

Now that efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have stalled, it's time to focus on common sense solutions to strengthen the law and support business owners. The current proposals are simply unacceptable as written, and any attempts to repeal the ACA without a concurrent replacement is also unacceptable. Since 2010, personal bankruptcy filings have dropped by about 50%.

"In Arizona, we saw a 36 percent reduction in the uninsured rate since the ACA", Tom Perez told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Arizona's Morning News.

Almost 1 in 3 Americans skipped medical treatment a year ago because they couldn't afford it.

Since the ACA, those trends have shifted.

According to the survey, Medicaid enrollees rated their overall health care at 7.9, on average, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the "best possible" care.

"We're not getting people with big medical bills, chronically sick people who would hit those lifetime caps or be denied because of pre-existing conditions".

"When the Affordable Care Act first went into effect, there were a lot of insurers who priced their product too low and so they had to raise their premiums", he said, adding that 80 to 90 percent of people on Obamacare received subsidies. For now, it looks like they will be spared facing that dilemma. Courts never ask people why they are filing, but many bankruptcy and legal experts Consumer Reports spoke with agree on this: Medical bills had been a leading cause of personal bankruptcy before health insurance expanded under the ACA.

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