Celebrations, Relief And Worry: California Reacts To GOP’s Health Bill Failure
The remaining uncertainty in the marketplaces is a dark cloud over some people's excitement.
Orange County Register:
Southern California Patients Uneasy About Future Of Health Care After Senate Bill Fails
Across Southern California on Tuesday, July 18, patients, doctors and insurance experts reacted to the collapse of a Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with a mixture of relief, worry and calls for a bipartisan solution. While much is unknown about what lawmakers might do next and how the Trump administration could choose to undermine the law, insurers are expected to raise rates sharply for next year. (Perkes, 7/18)
Fresno Groups Celebrate Failure Of GOP Health Plan
Advocacy groups met outside Fresno’s federal courthouse on Tuesday to celebrate the demise of the GOP health-care plan, but warned the fight is not over. “We are deeply concerned about the Better Care Reconciliation Act and its provisions that would cut federal funding for Medi-Cal recipients if it were to pass,” said Nu Vang, with the Fresno Center for New Americans. “Over 500,000 San Joaquin Valley residents would lose health coverage, and that would have drastic negative affects on our families, young children and communities of color.” (Mays, 7/18)