“Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have made clear they are serious about repealing Obamacare, and doing so quickly. But don’t assume their dismantling of government health insurance programs will stop there.
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Too many Americans are still clueless about the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that insurance exchanges open on Tuesday, Oct. 1. To help demystify the ACA, NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on Thursday’s broadcast of “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.”
If you’re still confused — and we get that! — Snyderman will continue to answer your questions about next week’s Obamacare rollout. Ask your questions on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ with the hashtag #AskDrNancy, and Snyderman will answer some of the most important or common queries. And be sure to bookmark nbcnews.com/healthcare for more stories and explainers.
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BY SY MUKHERJEE
Politico reported Tuesday evening that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) administration is in negotiations with the Obama White House to accept about $100 million in federal money to implement an Obamacare Medicaid program to help elderly and disabled Americans.
Perry has been a heated opponent of the health law. He refused to accept $100 billion in federal funding to expand Texas’ Medicaid program under Obamacare, which could have helped 1.5 million poor Texans afford basic health benefits. As recently as April, Perry essentially called the expansion a joke. “Seems to me April Fool’s Day is the perfect day to discuss something as foolish as Medicaid expansion, and to remind everyone that Texas will not be held hostage by the Obama administration’s attempt to force us into the fool’s errand of adding more than a million Texans to a broken system,” said Perry.
Now, Perry is seeking federal dollars for Texas’ Medicaid program anyway.