Pols: Obamacare revamp favors GOP-controlled states


"The new proposal by Senators Graham and Cassidy is not just another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act - it is actually the worst effort thus far to deny Americans affordable health care".

The same day that the bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, was introduced, the CBO announced that it would not have enough time to estimate how the legislation would impact insurance premiums and access to coverage before the end of the legislative session. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) went on CNN to try to set the record straight on the legislation that he and Sens. One Republican senator suggested that McConnell may ultimately decide to bring the bill up for another failed vote, in part to show GOP donors and President Donald Trump that the Senate GOP tried again. He called it a "deregulation bill" that will provide the resources "so each state can run their health care system to fit their state to meet the needs of their people as they see it, not how Washington sees it".

The Graham-Cassidy bill now under consideration would cut federal funding for the Medicaid expansion program - which covers people making a little above the poverty line - by 2026.

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However, Otter and other top Idaho officials say they have questions about the conditions on using the block grants and the lack of flexibility to allow Idaho to build its own plan to manage costs.

Avalere Health, a healthcare consulting firm, broke down which states would win and lose under the GCHJ. Plus, the health secretary "shall waive" these Obamacare provisions if a state applies to change them, meaning there won't be any review on the federal level.

The Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal is seeing support from governor Asa Hutchinson and both Arkansas senators.

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In Oneida County Tuesday, a group gathered outside of Mohawk Valley Rep. Claudia Tenney's (R-New Hartford) town hall, holding up signs that said "HEALTH CARE, NOT TAX CUTS". California, New York, and Pennsylvania would lose $56 billion, $52 billion and $11 billion dollars respectively.

The Congressional Budget Office has said it would not have a full score of the bill by then.

Graham-Cassidy has been universally condemned by USA physician organizations.

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Barack Obama: "When I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress, for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions, the cancer survivor, the expecting mom or the child with autism or asthma, for whom coverage once again would be nearly unattainable, it is aggravating".