By Andrew C. McCarthySeptember 20, 2018 7:09AMThe Rotc program will allow people with low incomes to enroll in the National Health Care for All program, according to the National Association of State Health Officers.
The program will provide financial assistance to those with incomes of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, as well as up to $2,500 for people with incomes up to 350 percent of poverty.
The National Association for State Health Offices (NASSO) said the program would help address a shortage of health professionals and provide additional access to quality care for low-income adults.
The NASSO says about one in six Americans is considered low-incomes.
The health organizations added that the program is intended to help reduce the cost of care and also increase access to care, while also promoting a healthier workforce and helping people achieve more economic mobility.
The Rotch program is also designed to help individuals with chronic conditions who can’t afford care.
The goal is to give those people the financial resources they need to purchase their health insurance through the insurance exchanges, said Dr. Scott S. Nappen, a Mayo Clinic health services specialist.
The Obama administration expanded the program in 2015, with more than 13 million enrollees.
The Senate is set to vote Thursday on whether to expand the program.