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A Death In Dallas: What's At Stake As Congress Weighs A Medicaid Fix For The Uninsured

Millicent McKinnon's story underscores the plight of many Americans in the Medicaid gap, like herself, who lack health insurance coverage despite working in the healthcare sector. A proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill aims to extend health coverage to individuals in states that have not expanded Medicaid, potentially benefiting millions of uninsured Americans. Political opposition and competing priorities pose challenges to addressing the healthcare coverage gap, with some lawmakers advocating for scaled-back coverage and imposing time limits. Advocates stress the urgent need to address the gap, emphasizing healthcare as a basic right and urging Congress to prioritize the well-being of all Americans. Click here for article.

  • Millicent McKinnon's struggle with untreated breast cancer highlights the challenges faced by Americans in the Medicaid gap.

  • The proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill seeks to extend health coverage to individuals in states yet to expand Medicaid, potentially benefiting millions.

  • Political opposition and competing priorities threaten progress, with some advocating for scaled-back coverage and time limits.

  • Advocates emphasize healthcare as a basic right and urge Congress to prioritize addressing the healthcare coverage gap.

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