Source: Crain’s Chicago Business
Lurie CEO: Race to replace Obamacare putting children at ‘grave risk’
“The race to bring major change to the nation’s health care system is putting America’s children at grave risk.
The American Health Care Act proposes major changes to the federal Medicaid program, which is the single largest source of health coverage for children in America today. More than 30 million children in the United States—from the youngest premature infants, to young children with autism or heart disease, to teenagers with asthma or muscular dystrophy—are currently insured by Medicaid. Most of these children are from low-income families, because of eligibility established across all states during the Reagan era. Some children on Medicaid are also from middle-class families, whose private health insurance has not been adequate to cover their children’s medical bills.”