FACT SHEET: Candidates’ Health Care Plans Outlined
The Alliance for Health Reform has produced a fact sheet (pdf) detailing the health care plans of both President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
In short, if re-elected, President Obama will ensure that the ACA is fully implemented, including the provision expanding coverage of low-income individual and families in the Medicaid program.
Romney, meanwhile, has vowed to repeal the ACA and convert Medicaid into a block-grant program.
For many direct-care workers the future of Medicaid is critical, as it is a major payer of long-term services and supports, and will also be the primary insurer of nearly 1 million direct-care workers.
The Alliance’s fact sheet also includes links to other articles and reports, and provides contact information for relevant organizations and experts.
– by Carol Regan, PHI Government Affairs Director