Why Graham-Cassidy is the most radical proposal yet

What is the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace the ACA? Two articles published this week may help you decide how to respond.

From NPR:

Latest GOP Effort To Replace Obamacare Could End Health Care For Millions

September 19, 20173:05 PM ET  by Alison Kodjak
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/19/552044236/latest-gop-effort-to-replace-obamacare-could-end-health-care-for-millions

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:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/20/16333876/republican-senators-graham-cassidy

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