Senate May Consider Block Grant Funding For Healthcare

July 28, 2017, Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Senate will potentially vote on block grants for states as part of the GOP's effort to overhaul healthcare, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said on Wednesday.  The plan, one of many amendments expected to be proposed, would give states block grants that would be an amount of money from the Affordable Care Act that is fair for all states, Cassidy said.

He argued allowing states to make their own decisions on healthcare makes more sense.  “It's easy to imagine that Alaska, which has less than one person per square mile, may have a different solution than Washington, D.C., which has over 100,000 people per square mile...  And yet the Affordable Care Act, if you will, treats them both the same,” Cassidy said.

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