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The New American Health Care Act

Posted by John Sweeney | May 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Organization Justice in Aging Summarized the effect on seniors of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which passed the House recently.

"Last week, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House by a vote of 217 to 213. The bill strips coverage from 24 million people, ends Medicaid as we know it, weakens Medicare, imposes an “age tax” on seniors, and guts the ACA's pre-existing conditions protections. The bill is an all-out assault on the health and long-term care needs of older adults. For more information on how this bill particularly harms older adults, read Justice in Aging's statement on the AHCA's passage in the House and our blog."

This legislation should be a concern to seniors everywhere, but especially here in New York and Connecticut where the cost of care is high.  

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John Sweeney

John is an experienced lawyer who helps you solve your problems. He practices Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Law in Fairfield County CT and Westchester County New York. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business, tax, insurance, and finance to arrive at practical solutions with compassion and care. Honest, direct and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He also brings a wealth of personal experience from his own large family and aging parents.

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Peter Nguyen Reply

Posted May 17, 2017 at 04:06:11

Hope treatment cost will fall after implementation of polices.

John Sweeney Reply

Posted May 17, 2017 at 09:16:22

Peter, I think we all would welcome cost reductions in the medical system whether it is treatment costs, payment costs, administrative costs, drug costs or diagnostic costs.

Unfortunately, the AHCA doesn’t target or focus on any of these.

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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.

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