FIRST STEPS ON BECOMING A GRASSROOTS LOBBYIST/ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH CARE POLICY
Why I am against the American Health Care Act (AHCA)
- The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would redo the gains made on improving access to health care services for United States citizens. This will be due to the rollback on Medicaid expansion.
- Medicaid has been the leading source of health care coverage for low-income earners in the United States. Capping federal Medicaid spending would reduce the amount of money that states receive for various health care programs. This puts vulnerable populations like women into problems as they benefit from such programs, and through these programs, access to health care services has increased.
- AHCA will be discriminating against the citizens of the United States based on age. The introduction of higher premiums for the elderly looks at charging the old five times what the young people are paying. Considering the health conditions of the elderly prone to chronic disorders like hypertension and diabetes, the new strategy aims to deny them medical services.
- Charging people with pre-existing conditions higher premiums or limiting their access to health services puts them in critical conditions. AHMCA allows state-based waivers to place annual limits on certain conditions.
- Those who profit most from healthcare should be taxed to help finance federal health programs that improve access to health care. AHCA aimed at cutting most of the taxes in the health care industry.