GOP Proposes New ACA Reforms
OP Proposes Massive Block Grants
On Wednesday four GOP senators unveiled a plan to transfer federal healthcare spending into state block grants. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, named for co-sponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), would turn the billions spent on the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, tax credits, and subsidies into grants managed by each state.
The bill would leave in place most of the financial props that support the ACA, while doing away with a tax on medical devices. The bill allows each state to define its own rules for health plans that may be sold to residents and the help consumers should receive to afford that insurance, according to The Washington Post.