Over the last few days, the media has been reporting on a last-ditch effort by the GOP to repeal ObamaCare. With their previous attempts coming up empty, there is now a report that the latest bill, being referred to as the Graham-Cassidy bill, has enough votes by Republicans to finally repeal ObamaCare.
“According to friends who work on the Hill, Republicans now have the votes to repeal #Obamacare.”
Dworkin’s sources have been quite accurate in the past, so there is plenty of reason to believe them to be accurate this time as well.
For those unfamiliar with the Graham-Cassidy bill, written by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), it doesn’t change all that much from previous bills put forth to repeal ObamaCare. However, one thing that many believed would be a barrier for Republicans to overcome was the fact that many Republican led states stand to loose federal money through the process of redistribution. Apparently there was enough persuasion within the Senate to jump over this hurdle. In the end, this latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act is fundamentally the same as the previous one. There will be fewer funds available for health insurance, and much fewer people covered.
This current bill would allow states to choose to take money and basically continue forward with an ObamaCare-like system, or use waivers to deregulate insurance, ultimately providing less coverage and less comprehensive benefits.
While the Senate has until September 30 to get something done on health care, many political pundits expect this bill to hit the floor as early as today. There are major pushes being made via social media for people to call their Senators and let them know their feelings on this latest bill that aims to destroy ObamaCare.
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