Puerto Rico

Facing Health Care Crisis, Puerto Rico Protests Unequal Federal Payments for Medicare and Medicaid

Published on Nov 4, 2015

Democracynow.org – A mass protest is set for Puerto Rico on Thursday over the federal government’s unequal payments to the island’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. For decades, Congress has capped federal reimbursements of Puerto Rico’s healthcare costs, bringing the system to the brink of collapse. The Obama administration has warned Puerto Rico faces a humanitarian crisis unless Congress takes steps to address its crushing debt. We get analysis from Democracy Now! co-host and Daily News columnist Juan González.

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