What is the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace the ACA? Two articles published this week may help you decide how to respond.
Latest GOP Effort To Replace Obamacare Could End Health Care For Millions
September 19, 20173:05 PM ET by Alison Kodjak
EXCERPT: The bill, introduced Sept. 13 by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., with little hope of going anywhere, has gained steam in its short life and now looks like it may actually come to a vote in the Senate in the coming days.
Many opponents say the bill will result in millions of people losing their insurance coverage.
“The Graham-Cassidy plan would take health insurance coverage away from millions of people, eliminate critical public health funding, devastate the Medicaid program, increase out-of-pocket costs and weaken or eliminate protections for people living with pre-existing conditions,” says Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, in a statement.
From Vox News:
GOP senators are rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. We asked 9 to explain what it does.
Vox conducted the interviews with nine Republican senators throughout the Capitol and Russell Senate Office Building on Tuesday.
Transcripts of those conversations are here: