Support & Criticism In TN For Graham-Cassidy Health Care Plan

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In the Graham-Cassidy bill, block grants will mean fewer people have health insurance than do under Obamacare, especially in states that expanded Medicaid. The analysis estimates seven states would experience federal cuts higher than $10 billion, while 16 states would see federal funding increase. "Repeal & Replace", the president wrote, further pushing other Republicans to back the bill being spearheaded by Sens. Kimmel said Cassidy, a medical doctor from Louisiana, lied when he previously promised on Kimmel's program that any health overhaul would protect sick children.

Pennsylvania's senior US senator is warning the latest GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would decimate Medicaid, jeopardizing care for children with disabilities and seniors in nursing homes, among others.

Locally, Valley Health has repeatedly said that the Affordable Care Act reduced the amount of charity care and bad debt in its service area of West Virginia, a Medicaid expansion state.

The legislation includes a line that states must show how their new system "intends to maintain access to adequate and affordable health insurance coverage for individuals with preexisting conditions".

Senator, Chuck Schumer, (D) NY says, "Millions will lose coverage".

The Washington Post reported McConnell's intent to consider the Graham-Cassidy proposal next week.

However, despite the qualification of Cassidy, many believe the Graham-Cassidy Bill would take away the health insurance of several millions and is, therefore, a risky bill.

The bill, backed by Republican Sens. Susan Collins looks primed to vote against it, Kentucky Sen. "Our goal is by 2026 to make sure every patient in every state gets the same contribution, roughly, from the federal government".

The 2016 uninsured rate was 7 percent in NY, 10 percent in California, 17 percent in Texas and 19 percent in Florida.

The states that fair best under the plan are Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Arizona alone would lose $133 billion. "These were his words: He said he wants coverage for all, no discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, lower premiums for middle-class families and no lifetime caps". Now, if 37 percent of all the people in the country lived in those four states, that might be a reasonable way to divide up the money.

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