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house Bill H.R. 3253

Should Medicaid Provisions to Protect Vulnerable Populations & Enable Community-Based Care Be Extended?

Argument in favor

This bill’s proposed reforms would collectively strengthen Medicaid by making it more responsive to beneficiaries’ needs, protecting vulnerable Medicaid beneficiary populations and their spouses and ensuring that Medicaid drug prices are reasonable.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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06/18/2019
As a Gerontologist and Specialist in Aging I fully support HR 3253.
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Rebekah 's Opinion
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06/18/2019
Yes. Then extend it to cover ALL Americans. We need Medicare For All now! It would cover all medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, mental health, and long term care. Employers and the public would save billions compared to our current system and the 40K Americans who die every year for lack of care would have a chance to be productive.
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Cherie65's Opinion
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06/18/2019
Although I am a fiscal conservative, I do believe we must provide for our vulnerable elderly and disabled Americans. This bill wouldn't be as necessary if we cared for our own. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen for everyone. Since so many people have abdicated their responsibility, the "state" is becoming our caretakers by proxy. Scary.
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Argument opposed

This bill combines too many disparate Medicaid reforms & extensions, not all of which are urgent. For example, the MFP demonstration has already been extended through September 30, 2021 — there’s no need for a preemptive extension so far in advance of its expiration.

KAG-2020's Opinion
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06/18/2019
👉Medicaid needs to be completely reworked to rid abuse of the system- and save taxpayer dollars. Rising Costs are not sustainable at present- especially for illegals to use US taxpayer healthcare.
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Vanessa's Opinion
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06/18/2019
I can barely afford my own middle class health care; now I’m expected to have my taxes go to take care of the health care for undocumented migrants, which is what this bill is really all about.
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Mark's Opinion
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06/18/2019
Stop the theft of working family hard earned money
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 18th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 371 Yea / 46 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJune 13th, 2019

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    As a Gerontologist and Specialist in Aging I fully support HR 3253.
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    👉Medicaid needs to be completely reworked to rid abuse of the system- and save taxpayer dollars. Rising Costs are not sustainable at present- especially for illegals to use US taxpayer healthcare.
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    Yes. Then extend it to cover ALL Americans. We need Medicare For All now! It would cover all medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, mental health, and long term care. Employers and the public would save billions compared to our current system and the 40K Americans who die every year for lack of care would have a chance to be productive.
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    Although I am a fiscal conservative, I do believe we must provide for our vulnerable elderly and disabled Americans. This bill wouldn't be as necessary if we cared for our own. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen for everyone. Since so many people have abdicated their responsibility, the "state" is becoming our caretakers by proxy. Scary.
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    I can barely afford my own middle class health care; now I’m expected to have my taxes go to take care of the health care for undocumented migrants, which is what this bill is really all about.
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    Stop the theft of working family hard earned money
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    First, it is the right thing to do. Second, it will decrease hospital "write-off" costs for near terminal conditions that arise if people in need can not get care while conditions are treatable. Third, with reduced "write-offs", medical bills for everyone else should go down.
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    We must care for our most vulnerable.
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    Our ‘most vulnerable’ are not able-bodied or normally employable humans. They are a special category of Medicaid recipient. We take atrocious care of that segment of our population in need. Screeching at them to get off their lazy asses like I’ve read here numerous times, is hateful and ignorant.
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    Yes, this needs to be done. The fact that this isn’t obvious just goes to show how American values has devolved. Doing the right thing for people in need should never be a question & should never require an explanation.
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    The more the GOP takes away our medical care and ability to make ends meet (stupid GOP senate), the more vulnerable families will be -old people, children, women-you know, the underserved and without rights populations. So yes, please extend it.
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    This extension needs to be approved. As for the Community Mental Health Demonstration Project: why are you reinventing the wheel??? There was a extremely successful Community Mental Health system in place in the 1960’s and 1970’s until Ronnie Reagan, and every administration since, cut funding for it. The Learning Communities that were part of that program helped advance many highly successful ideas and programs for the mentally ill, programs that Medicaid needs to be in place to help pay for.
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    No. When do individuals become responsible for themselves and not always dependent on the government?? They want the government to take care of them, but then they will complain it’s not enough. Newsflash: government assistance will never set you up in a mansion, buy you a luxury car, and endow you with lots of spending money with YOU doing nothing!! There is a catch!! You get to be beholden to them, a slave, and it doesn’t matter what color your skin is. Hard working people do so to help their families not so they can support the lazies who don’t want to do anything.
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    That is what Medicaid is supposed to do. Why would we stop doing something that makes things easier.
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    I’d gladly pay a bit more in taxes to help those in need!!!
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    We shouldn’t even be asking this type of question
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    Most people who benefit from Medicaid truly need these funds to pay for their healthcare or long term care in a facility. Our country does not do enough to provide for the elderly and infirm, and especially the mentally ill, so programs under Medicaid need to be strengthened.
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    No, Medicare is doomed for failure.
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    This bill has a lot of good intentions but the Devil is always in the details and this bill does not address the known abuses of the Medicaid program or to make it more financially viable. If anything, it makes it less financially stable. Reform the Medicaid and Medicare programs first before adding expansions. As any builder knows, no structure can stand without a solid foundation. Without fixing the foundational program, the entire program is doomed to collapse and failure and with just as many casualties.
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    👎🏻👎🏻Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, & Strengthening Accountability Act”👎🏻👎🏻 👍🏻👍🏻 I’m in opposition to the Dingell House Bill H.R. 3253 bill AKA the “Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 2019” which would extend a number of provisions within the Medicaid program that serve to make the program more effective.👍🏻👍🏻 This bill combines too many disparate Medicaid reforms & extensions, not all of which are urgent. For example, the MFP demonstration has already been extended through September 30, 2021 — there’s no need for a preemptive extension so far in advance of its expiration. This Bill is just another Democratic attempt in extending their desired medical programs to foster continued support of their agenda in dependency of their voter base. SneakyPete..... 6.18.19..... 👎🏻👎🏻HR.3253👎🏻👎🏻
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