The Graham-Cassidy bill was brought forward by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R.-La.). It’s being pitched as a transition away from the Affordable Care Act, gradually reducing spending and giving states flexibility on Obamacare provisions instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.
The Senate is expected to vote on the latest GOP plan for health care next week.
Is it an improvement?
Yes, with many caveats. The bill allows states to apply for waivers to avoid Obamacare’s insurance mandate and requirements that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions. But it’s far from being a system where the government totally gets out of the way.
Glenn listed some of the positives of what the bill would do on Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program”:
- Get rid of individual and employer mandates
- Limit per capita spending on Medicaid
- Block federal funds from going to insurance plans that cover abortion
- Give states flexibility on certain Obamacare provisions
The bottom line? It’s a step in the right direction, but conservatives should know that it’s far from enough.
“If this bill becomes law, the taxes, the spending, the regulations in Obamacare will remain largely unchanged,” Glenn said.