Congresswoman Claudia Tenney said after reviewing the new amendments to The American Healthcare Act, she believes the bill will greatly benefit Central New Yorkers.
“Now we have solidified and guarantee that anyone with a pre-existing condition cannot be denied coverage, nor can they have their coverage taken away, nor can they have their premiums increased by an insurance company because of these reasons, ” explained Tenney.
The congresswoman said there are a lot of myths about the bill not covering people with pre-existing medical conditions, but said those myths are simply not true.
“It’s the first step to trying to find a way that eventually people can be reunited with their doctors,” said Tenney. “A plan that will offer an option to reduce the premiums and reduce the deductibles which is something that this is going to do.”
She said New York State is one of the few states that passes on 25 % of the total Medicaid costs to its counties. According to Congresswoman Tenney, this is devastating to the Upstate New York Communities, and now this bill will put the share back on the state.
“We need to make sure that Medicaid, the program which is for the truly needy is happening. That the truly needy and our seniors and people are getting covered. Also, we fought as a New York Delegation to get another $15 billion added for maternity care and for infant care and for seniors. There was another $15 billion for opiod addiction and to help with prevention on that regard,” Tenney said.
Congresswoman Tenney also said that a stability fund for hospital patients dependent upon Medicaid and Medicare will increase from $100 billion, to $130 billion.