Republicans Launch One More Effort To Repeal Obamacare
- Author: Joey Payne Sep 15, 2017,
Sep 15, 2017, 0:40
Nonetheless, on Wednesday, Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy (probably along with co-sponsor Dean Heller) will unveil the latest version of the health-care bill they first announced in late July. The funds would then replace the money being spent on Medicaid Expansion, tax credits, cost-sharing reduction subsidies, and the basic health plan funding under Obamacare.
Said Graham: "Bernie, this ends your dream of a single-payer health system for America". The bill would block federal funding to Planned Parenthood, which is reimbursed by Medicaid for non-abortion services.
Graham, Cassidy, Heller and Sen.
Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, told LifeZette that Obamacare has demonstrated that insurance regulation is best enacted on the sate level because state governments have far more experience with it.
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate, held a campaign-style gathering at which enthusiasts applauded as he proposed extending the federal Medicare health insurance program for seniors to include everyone. My Administration has consistently worked to enact legislation that repeals and replaces Obamacare, and that can pass the Senate and make it to my desk.
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander kicked off a series of hearings last week that are focused on finding a way to both stabilize the Affordable Care Act and individual health insurance marketplaces and prevent premiums from soaring in 2018. The bill is known as "Medicare-For-All", and is championed by Sen.
There is also good reason to hope that Cassidy-Graham dies quickly. Elizabeth Warren of MA, have already signed on to Mr. Sanders' bill.
Neither plan was thought likely to succeed in a Congress exhausted with fighting over the issue, raising questions over whether lawmakers would instead prop up the health benefits offered under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law. Johnson said. "Returning more health care decisions to the states and ensuring equal treatment for states like Wisconsin that spend taxpayer dollars wisely will allow local leaders to tailor their health care system to the needs of its citizens while maintaining protections for those with high cost and pre-existing conditions". "I've been involved in a lot of things in the last 20 years", Graham said.
If you want a single payer health care system, this is your worst nightmare. In order to even have a bill considered under reconciliation rules, it must get an official score from the Congressional Budget Office, and it could take CBO some time to perform a state-by-state analysis.
Continued cost-sharing reduction payments are not addressed in the bill because CSRs can not be approved through budget reconciliation.