Healthcare bill impact on local family

Healthcare bill impact on local family


MARK: CHANGES TO THE SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL WERE MADE PUBLIC TODAY AS REPUBLICANS TRY TO GAIN ENOUGH SUPPORT TO PASS THE MEASURE. AS IT STANDS NOW, FIVE REPUBLICANS HAVE COME OUT PUBLICLY AGAINST THE BILL. MARK: A LOCAL MOTHER OF THREE WHO RELIES ON MEDICAID TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY IS WORRIED ABOUT THE SENATE HEALTHCARE BILL.SHE SAYS HER DAUGHTER’S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. 2 NEWS REPORTER MAYTAL LEVI HAS TEAM COVERAGE AND BREAKS DOWN THE IMPACT. SOUND OF MOM AND KIDS PLAYING WITH EACH OTHERHOPE ROBERTSONéMOTHER OF THREE: 21:40 “SHE’S A BLESSING. THEY TOLD ME LOTS OF THINGS WERE GOING TO HAPPEN TO HER. AND SHE FACED ALL THOSE OBSTACLES SHES A MIRACLE CHILD.”HOPE ROBERSTON IS A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE.HER YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, 4-YEAR-OLD ANGEL HAD COMPLICATIONS AT BIRTH.NOW – SHE CAN’T TALK OR WALK AND IS PRONE TO SEIZURES.HOPE ROBERTSONéMOTHER OF THREE:SHE JUST GOT THIS WHEELCHAIR MAYBE A MONTH AGO AND MEDICAID COVERED EVERYTHING OF IT. OTHERWISE SHE WOULD BE IN A STROLLER THAT DOESNT FIT HER THE PRICE TAG ON THE WHEELCHAIR IS 11 THOUSAND DOLLARS.HER PRESCRIPTIONS ALONE ARE ABOUT 500 A MONTH. AND HOPE JUST HAD A HIP REPLACEMENT AND REQUIRES THERAPY.WITHOUT MEDICAID – ROBERTSON WOULD HAVE TO SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EVERY MONTH JUST ON HOPE’S MEDICAL COSTS.I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO GIVE HER THE CHANCE AT LIFE THAT SHE HAS. I AM ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR HER AND MY TWO OTHER CHILDREN AND BE ABLE TO DO FUN EXTRACURRICULAR STABILITY TO DO SO.ACCORDING TO A CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE ASSESSMENT, THE OVERHAUL LAID OUT IN THE BILL WOULD CUT FEDERAL MEDICAID SPENDING BY 834 BILLION DOLLARS OVER 10 YEARS… DESPITE WHITE HOUSE STATEMENTS TO THE CONTRARY. ANGEL AND HER TWO BIG BROTHERS ARE IN A SUMMER PROGRAM AT UNITED REHABILIATION SERVICES IN DAYTON.HOPE SAYS THE ORGANIZATION PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN HER DAUGHTER’S LIFE. U-R-S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DENNIS GRANT SAYS 90 PERCENT OF THEIR áADULTá CLIENTS RELY ON MEDICAID.AND COUPLED WITH A LOOMING STATE BUDGET – IT COULD BE THE PERFECT STORM.I WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT MEDICAID IS TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. WHEN WE MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT REDUCING ENTITLEMENTS – WE’RE MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER PEOPLE CAN LIVE. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. THAT’S WHY HOPE HAS A MESSAGE FOR THE SENATE:20:23IF YOU HAD A CHILD AND YOU HAD TO JUMP OVER ALL THOSE HURDLES AND OBSTACLES JUST TO GET THEM TO BE MOBILE – WHEELCHAIR, WALKER. PUT YOURSELF ON THE OTHER SIDE. YOU DONT LIVE THAT LIFE. JUST TO GIVE OUR CHILDREN THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES MAYTAL: THE U-R-S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HOPES NO MATTER WHICH WAY THEY FEEL, THE PUBLIC WILL GET THEIR VOICE HEARD BY CALLING OUR SENATORS. THE SENATE IS HOPING TO VOTE ON IT BEFORE THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY – BUT NOTHING IS OFFICIALLY SET. MAYTAL LEVI 2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU MARK: AND NEW AT 6… SENATOR ROB PORTMAN SHARED HIS THOUGHTS ON THE NEW HEALTH CARE BILL. HE CO-HOSTED THE C-NBC SHOW SQUAWK BOX… AND SPOKE DIRECTLY TO THE SENATE DRAFT OF THE BILL. PORTMAN SAYS THERE’S A LOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE SENATE VERSION OF THE BILL… BUT HE STILL HAS CONCERNS… ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO MEDICAID. SEN. ROB PORTMAN/(R) OHIO: “WELL IT MAKES AN OVERALL REFORM OF MEDICAID, GIVING IT BACK TO THE STATES, MORE FLEXIBILITY, I THINK THAT’S A GOOD THING ACTUALLY, BUT THEN IT CUTS IT BACK IN TERMS OF THE FEDERAL SHARE TO THE POINT THAT I THINK IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW GETTING THE KIND OF COVERAGE THAT THEY NEED, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO TREATMENT ON THE OPIOID ISSUE WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE IT.MARK: SENATOR PORTMAN ALSO SPOKE ABOUT TAX REFORM… NORTH KOREA AND REGULATORY REFORM. WE’LL BRING YOU MORE FROM HIS APPEARANCE ON C-NBC TONIGHT AT 11.

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