Senate Health Bill Spells Massive Costs for Counties
On June 22, the U.S. Senate released a draft health care reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. This is the Senate version of the House-passed American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628). The legislation substantially alters the federal-state-local partnership for Medicaid and would shift significant health care costs to counties.
Senate Republicans are expected to discuss key provisions in the bill over the coming days and are planning a vote prior to the July 4th recess.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) opposes the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” because it would:
• Adversely alter the federal-state-local partnership for Medicaid;
• Shift significant costs to county taxpayers; and
• Negatively impact counties as health providers, payors, administrators and employers.
Here is NACo’s CALL TO ACTION: Urge your senators to oppose this legislation.
To provide you with the latest information on activity in the Senate, NACo will host a national conference call:
Monday, June 26
4:30 p.m. EDT
NACo’s Annual Conference is coming up!
The NACo Annual Conference & Exposition is the only meeting that draws a cross section of elected officials and county staff from across the country. Attendees from rural and urban counties, large and small budgets and staff – all come together for four days of education, networking and sessions aimed to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.
Register for the NACo Annual Conference & Exposition in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio here