Michigan needs sensible Obamacare reforms

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

While President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP majority failed to muster a vote on the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, supporters have won a battle. But the war rages on.

Trump now has an opportunity to exercise a presidential moment to work with Democrats and Republicans to repair the law in ways that help the American people and can win bipartisan support. Our government can positively or negatively affect millions of lives.

Let us consider what’s at stake if cuts are made to Medicaid and Obamacare in Michigan, and more specifically in the tri-county region of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

Nearly 300,000 Healthy Michigan/Affordable Care Act enrollees (182,000 in Wayne, 55,000 in Oakland, and 44,000 in Macomb) in the metro region will lose access to health care by the year 2020 under the Republican plan

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