The year 2018 will be a year of challenges for health care workers across the country.
Many of them are struggling to pay their bills and the consequences of those costs are starting to show in the 2018 calendar year.
Below are six of the biggest stories from 2018:A group of California women who have fought for decades to have their state’s health care system funded for their elderly is fighting to make their case in court, hoping to force the state to take a stand on the funding of the care system.
They are among the most outspoken groups fighting to save their state from having its health care funding gutted by President Donald Trump, and the court battle is just one of several that have erupted in California in recent years.
The California Nurses Association has long fought to protect its state’s Medicaid funding.
The group has argued that the state should not be giving Medicaid to those who can’t afford it and that it’s unconstitutional to fund such programs with taxpayer money.
It is now challenging a judge’s ruling that the group must pay $3.8 million in state funding to cover a nurse who is terminally ill and who is eligible for Medicaid, but her insurance company says it has no choice but to pay.
In another lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal court to order the state of Texas to release its Medicaid data to the group, which has sued to force it to release the data, which it claims is protected by the First Amendment.
The ACLU is also challenging the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s decision to exclude all of the state’s low-income seniors from the state Medicaid program.
In a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the ACLU said it is trying to ensure that the data is made public to allow the public to compare the performance of the program to similar programs across the nation.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The House is expected to vote Friday on legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, which President Donald J. Trump has repeatedly called “the worst piece of legislation ever passed by Congress.”
Democrats in the House, who control the chamber, are expected to override Republican leaders’ veto of the measure, though the chamber’s Republicans are expected only to oppose the legislation once it is approved.
On Tuesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the state Health Care Workers’ Association and the Association of Public Health Care Organizations said they would file an emergency lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to deny funding to the California Health and Hospital Association and other local health care groups.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction to stop the Trump Administration from interfering with the local groups’ ability to decide which providers are eligible to receive Medicaid funding and which providers must pay out of their own pockets.
The lawsuit is part of a broader push to stop Trump from ending or reducing the funding for the California health care program, which the president has called the nation’s “most generous health care plan.”
The states lawsuit seeks to block the Trump Agency’s action from taking effect, but the Trump Office of Legal Counsel said it could be a long process to resolve the lawsuit, and it is unclear whether the states would prevail in the case.
“This case will require all of us to continue working together to protect the dignity of our citizens, but it will also require us to work together to ensure the protection of the Medicaid program and the safety of all Californians,” Becerrera said in a statement.
“That’s why we have come together to support this important lawsuit.”