While emphasizing the need to fix the Affordable Care Act, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he opposed a revived Republican effort to repeal the health law, arguing that it would cost Maryland more than $2 billion a year "while directly jeopardizing the health care of our citizens". The Graham-Cassidy bill replaces those subsidies by giving the states a set amount of money to spend on health care.
In a statement released on Monday, Ducey said the proposal is the "best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare" and that he will work with Congress and the Trump administration to "give states more flexibility and more options moving forward". Kimmel outlined those four key aspects during his show and says the new bill fails to keep those promises. It would punish states like California and NY that have done the most to increase access to health care and set in motion cuts to Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides insurance to almost 70 million people, many of whom have disabilities or are elderly.
Senior Fellow Aviva Aron-Dine added, "This bill forces every state to build its own system from scratch". The proposed repeal sponsored by Republican Sens.
First, although known simply as "Graham-Cassidy", the legislation's actual title is much longer and includes the names of two other senators: the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal, endorsed by Dean Heller, R-NV, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
Kimmel, who became part of the debate on US healthcare legislation in May after emotionally discussing his newborn son's emergency heart surgery, took aim at Senator Bill Cassidy on his show on Tuesday night.
And it would shift money from places like Maryland and DC, which expanded Medicaid, to places like Virginia, which did not.
Many Republicans have condemned Paul for obstructing what they believe to be the GOP's last chance to repeal Obamacare. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was one of three Republicans who voted against the GOP's failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in July.
The Senate must act on the bill by September 30 or face a certain Democratic filibuster. John McCain. Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of SC, his best friend in the Senate?