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Pittsburgh City Paper: Health-Care Workers, Policy Experts And Politicians Question Sen. Toomey’s Commitment To Opioid Epidemic

* As the opioid crisis has worsened across the country, and particularly in Pennsylvania, some are becoming critical of Toomey’s recent moves related to federal funding for opioid-addiction treatment. Toomey is one of about dozen U.S. senators who crafted the Republicans’ effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act. * ... Read more

Roundup: Toomey’s Plan Takes Health Care Away From 22 Million, Slashes Medicaid

Senator Toomey’s version of Trumpcare was scored by the CBO yesterday and the results were worse than than we thought. Despite Toomey’s claims that no one would lose coverage,  the non-partisan CBO determined that 22 million Americans would lose health care coverage and over $772 billion would be slashed from Medicaid which would force seniors ... Read more

District-Level Data Shows Full Impact Of Toomey’s Health Care Bill

With Barletta and Kelly’s Backing, Bill Forces Seniors to Pay More While Cutting Coverage for Hundreds of Thousands On everything from ending protections for those with preexisting conditions to slashing funding for nursing home care, Senator Toomey’s bill is an outright disaster for Pennsylvania. 731,000 Pennsylvanians will lose coverage, including more than 147,000 children and ... Read more

TOOMEY: No One Will Lose Coverage. CBO: False.

Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey has spent the past week defending the bill he co-wrote. And while the senator who led the cuts to Medicaid told Pennsylvanians that “no one would lose coverage” under his health care plan… Toomey on WFMZ: “Nobody who qualifies is ever going to be kicked off.” Toomey on CBS: “No one ... Read more

York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: Senate Health Bill Is Draconian

* Draconian. Immoral. Cruel. Seniors, veterans, those fighting opioid addiction, those with disabilities, low-income earners and children will likely feel additional pain if the GOP plan for health care becomes law. And that pain might be life-threatening for the most vulnerable of our neighbors. * It also would phase out extra federal money that Pennsylvania ... Read more

Wagner And Mango Continue To Hide Their Support For Devastating Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans today unveiled their health care plan that ends Medicaid as we know it and is devastating for seniors, women, and people receiving treatment for the disease of addiction. The bill would also slam the door on women’s access to health care by defunding Planned Parenthood which provides important treatment for women throughout our ... Read more

Toomey’s Bill Ravages The Health Care System

Almost every Pennsylvanian will be affected by the Republicans’ disastrous plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There are more than 5 million Pennsylvanians with pre-existing conditions; the Republicans’ health care plan would jeopardize their care. More than 715,000 Pennsylvanians have benefitted from Medicaid’s expansion; the GOP’s health plan will roll back funding for Medicaid ... Read more

Erie Times-News: Our View: GOP Senators Failing Public With Secrecy

* Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 13 Republican senators, including Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, in a few short weeks cooked up their version behind closed doors in a cynical effort to conceal from their constituents details of policy governing matters of life and death, not to mention a sector that makes up one-sixth ... Read more

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