Preble County will be hit hard by the Senate Health Care Bill
Posted July 25, 2017 in Op-Eds
In the increasingly murky national debate on health care, it can be hard to see exactly what effect the Senate health care bill (which may or may not make it to the Senate floor next week) would have in Ohio. But both the Senate’s health care bill and the previously-passed House proposal would make dramatic funding cuts to Medicaid, greatly impacting residents of Preble County.
Medicaid pays 1 out of every 4 dollars spent on health care in Ohio, but it plays an even bigger role in rural communities like Preble, where almost one in five adults get their coverage through Medicaid. Under the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), the rate of uninsured Ohioans dropped dramatically, from 11 to 6.5 percent between 2013-2015. Most of this new coverage came through Medicaid expansion.
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