Another downside to the options the Republicans are considering behind closed doors.
It’s well known that the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now making its way through the Senate would deny coverage to tens of millions of Americans. Less well known is that it would also hit the brakes on “delivery system reform,” the work of doctors and hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs. In other words, it would make quality of care worse.
So here comes the first of many negative changes to the health care from the Republican dominated Congress. There is still a chance this won’t be implemented, but don’t bet on it. Americans have put these people into office, they have taken away the government’s ability to negotiate drug prices and now are going to take away the funds needed to protect the most helpless of us from losing their medications.
PORT ANGELES — In the first six months of 2017, Olympic Medical Center reported a $1.1 million loss in revenue, and it could face more financial setbacks next year if Medicare weakens a discount drug program, Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis said.
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The SmileMobile is in Chimacum next week – July 24 through July 28 at the Tri-Area Community Center. The dentists will provide care to babies up through high school age, pregnant/post-partum women and family members (capacity allows) of the children we see on the SmileMobile. There will be multiple dentists working with us and we have lots of openings left on Tuesday.
Please print and send electronically to all of your friends, community partners, churches and other organizations.
We rely on the community to get the word out about our coming and encourage families to schedule! Our expertise is providing the dentistry.
Our next stops will be in Forks – July 31 through August 11 and Sequim – August 14 – 23.
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The Seattle Times has a good article about the outcome of the Republican led move to sow uncertainty and doubt about Obamacare’s future. Gray’s Harbor joins the growing ranks of county’s without healthcare insurance for over 2200 of it’s residents. And if the Republicans in Washington get their way, there will be over 7000 more joining them soon. Oddly, out of all this, we may end up getting single payer, due to the Republicans apparently hell bent on committing political suicide by alienating their base of white rural lower to middle class voters. 47 counties nationwide now don’t have health insurance companies serving them, most of the counties voted Republican. Read it and weep. Because counties like ours, which are largely using Medicare and Medicaid to supply us with health coverage are next up on the Republicans chopping block.
Obamacare is starting to crack, starting in our state’s sickest spot, Grays Harbor County. But the plan isn’t to fix it. It’s to make it dramatically worse.
EVENT: Community Dental outreach by local partners, City & More. Coordinated by the local Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Eligibility: Those who are homeless or have no access to dental healthcare.
Where: Downtown Port Townsend at the Pope Marine Building. (Left of Cotton Building on Water & Madison St.)
When: Friday, January 27th & Saturday January 28th
Time: 10AM to 4PM both days. Dental services will be provided via walk in appointments on a first come first serve basis.
Please come early and register your to assure your appointment.
For more information: Call Alise Moss Vetica. 360.344.2441 or email email@example.com