Minority Press

Republican Healthcare “Plan” Jeopardizes Funding for Nursing Homes and Threatens Jobs


The American Health Care Act (Republican Healthcare “Plan”) will have negative effects on older Americans. Newly compiled data make the case that the care seniors receive in nursing homes and in the community is at-risk if Republicans slash funding for Medicaid.  


In Philadelphia and Allegheny Counties alone, over 39,000 adults over age 55 rely upon Medicaid for nursing home care or senior care in their homes and communities. This care also supports over 250,000 jobs in the Commonwealth. A near $1 trillion cut to Medicaid puts care for seniors, jobs, and economic activity in jeopardy. Below is a break down of the harmful effects the Republican Healthcare Plan will have on each county in Pennsylvania.


Adams Elk Montour
Allegheny Erie Northampton
Armstrong Fayette Northumberland
Beaver Forest Perry
Bedford Franklin Philadelphia
Berks Fulton Pike
Blair Greene Potter
Bradford Huntingdon Schuylkill
Bucks Indiana Snyder
Butler Jefferson Somerset
Cambria Juniata Sullivan
Cameron Lackawanna Susquehanna
Carbon Lancaster Tioga
Centre Lawrence Union
Chester Lebanon Venango
Clarion Lehigh Warren
Clearfield Luzerne Washington
Clinton Lycoming Wayne
Columbia McKean Westmoreland
Crawford Mercer Wyoming
Cumberland Mifflin York
Dauphin Monroe
Delaware Montgomery