Governor Wolf, Insurance Commissioner React to the Congressional Budget Office’s New Score of the American Health Care Act

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf, Insurance Commissioner React to the Congressional Budget Office’s New Score of the American Health Care Act May 24, 2017center_img Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued the following statements on the Congressional Budget Office’s new score of the American Health Care Act.Governor Wolf Statement:“The American Health Care Act will hurt millions of Americans, particularly Pennsylvania seniors, by raising costs and putting essential health coverage at risk and the Congressional Budget Office’s score proves this. This legislation will strip millions of people of their health care, increase costs for things like maternal care, and force older Pennsylvanians to pay more.“I will continue to fight to protect access to quality, affordable health care for all Pennsylvanians, especially our elderly and most vulnerable citizens with chronic health needs and pre-existing conditions. I hope the U.S. Senate takes the impact of these attempted reforms to heart moving forward and shows more respect to the people they were elected to serve.“I urge the U.S. Senate to move away from this legislation and instead focus on reforms that can improve the Affordable Care Act by promoting stability and addressing the rising health care costs around the country.”Commissioner Miller statement:“Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed what we already know – the American Health Care Act is a reckless piece of legislation that will endanger health care for millions of Americans and further destabilize the insurance market.“According to the CBO’s score, the number of uninsured compared to the Affordable Care Act would rise to 14 million in 2018, then 19 million in 2020 and 23 million in 2026. Millions of people will be forced off insurance due to higher premiums than they currently are and lower financial assistance that will be based on age instead of financial need.“Higher prices and the elimination of the individual mandate will force people out of the market, causing further instability for insurers if they are left with a less healthy risk pool. This instability will only continue to drive up prices for consumers left in the market.“Instead of focusing on real reforms that can improve how the Affordable Care Act works for all Americans without hurting those who benefit from the law, House Republicans and the Trump Administration doubled down on a bill that jeopardizes affordable and robust coverage for older and low-income Pennsylvanians and the 5.4 million with pre-existing conditions – our most vulnerable citizens.”last_img read more

Syracuse cracks top 25 of ITA rankings for 2nd time in program history

first_img Published on April 3, 2018 at 4:23 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Comments Syracuse made history on Sunday with the biggest win in program history, and as a result, moved into the Top 25 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association team rankings for the second time ever.After defeating Pittsburgh 5-2 on Friday, Syracuse (14-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast) upset No. 3 Georgia Tech on Sunday to move up nine spots in the team rankings. The No. 25 ranking is the second-highest in team history, behind only its No. 24 ranking in March 2016.The top doubles pairing of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez rocketed up the rankings after their dominant 6-2 win over the No. 1 doubles team in the nation Sunday. The pair is ranked No. 12 in the nation and has now won three-straight matches together after four-consecutive losses.Knutson picked up two victories last week at first singles, including a come-from-behind, three-set win over No. 22 Paige Hourigan to clinch the match against GT. Despite the wins, Knutson dropped one spot in the singles rankings, checking in at No. 10 in the nation.Syracuse travels to Florida this weekend for a pair of road matches, facing No. 19 Florida State on Friday and No. 18 Miami on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more