Weekly Jump-Start: The Republican Health Care Plan

Good day, Home Health Care readers, and welcome back from your Independence Day holiday. If you had a long weekend, like us, catch up on all things home health and home care with our weekly jump-start.

Last week, we took a deep dive into the Republican health care bill in the Senate, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. Around the industry, there was widespread concern over potential funding cuts to Medicaid over the next decade, estimated to top $770 billion.

We also reported that the bill, also known as Trumpcare, would eliminate Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions that impact home health care providers. Here are two ways the legislation could hit home health.

A new home care franchise caught our eye, as well. Mustafa Shakur, a professional basketball player and former NBA pro, recently opened up an Executive Care franchise in the Philadelphia area.

Around the Web

A lot of political campaign talk last year centered on job loss in the steel and coal sectors, but American communities with big health care companies could suffer similar fates. In communities with major health systems employing hundreds, the fall of one company could result in devastating job losses, NPR reports.

Last week, the health care world was once again hit by a ransomware attack—with hits reported in Ukraine and the United States.

Written by Amy Baxter

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Amy Baxter
Assistant Editor at Home Health Care News
When not writing about all things home health, Amy fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming a pirate by sailing in regattas and enjoying rum. Fun fact: she sailed 333 miles across Lake Michigan in the Chicago Yacht Club "Race to Mackinac."

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