Republicans are at it again on health care

Republicans are at it again on health care

Republicans are at it again on health care

Depending on whose numbers you believe, some or most of the non-expansion states will receive a windfall, at least initially, from the redistribution of Medicaid expansion dollars which is part of the transition to the new block grant. Congress in the 1980s narrowly rejected an effort by the Reagan administration to tie Medicaid funding to block grants.

The bill being proposed is basically the same as previous bills and would replace much of the Obama law with block grants to states and reshape the Medicaid program.

Health care advocacy groups representing doctors and hospitals, along with the AARP, say allowing states to undo the law's regulations would again allow insurers to charge older people and those with medical conditions higher premiums.

Although initially based on past funding for those programs, the amounts provided to each state would gradually shift to an allocation based on the number of residents with incomes of 50 percent to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, according to the Menlo Park, Calif.,-based Kaiser Family Foundation.

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"I think a win is important for all of us but I think what we're doing with health care shows we're continuing to do our best", Blunt told CNN.

McAuliffe said the Graham-Cassidy legislation also would "gut protections" for people with pre-existing health conditions, who before the Affordable Care Act often could not purchase insurance or afford policies that were available.

Yet, here are the Republicans, again, defying traditional order by trying to ram through yet another potentially flawed and unsafe health care bill.

"This legislation, like the earlier iterations, was not created to make health care better", the governor said in a statement.

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This reduction in state revenue forced state agencies and local public schools to attempt to "do more with less", and find efficiencies and innovative policies that would deliver better outcomes at lower costs. Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it.

Republican leaders are operating under the notion that because they won the White House in the last election and that they control both houses of Congress that they are obligated to dismantle Obamacare at virtually any cost.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has issued an analysis estimating CT would lose $4 billion in federal funding under that formula in 2027. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has said he would oppose it because it does not go far enough. No single Democrat has supported any of the Republicans' plans. This bill must be stopped in the Senate.

She noted that the bill would also repeal the Affordable Care Act's requirements for people to have health coverage and for large employers to provide it, requirements that she said "have harmed families and business owners".

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On the one hand, he is fighting for money to invest to bring in hundreds of jobs, at most. "And it would dramatically cut and change the Medicaid program as we know it". Health insurers must make final decisions about whether to participate in the Affordable Care Act by September 27.

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