Hogan: Health care law repeal doesn't work for Maryland

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But while there aren't firm numbers from the Congressional Budget Office yet on the estimated impact of the bill, experts argue that its funding structure would make it hard even for states willing to chip in far more funding to establish anything close to the Affordable Care Act.

The latest GOP effort has received relatively little attention, overshadowed by last week's introduction by Sen.

Cassidy, appearing on the show then, had said any repeal efforts had to pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test," ensuring a child like Billy would have all the necessary resources for survival. John McCain. Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of SC, his best friend in the Senate? Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John Cassidy, R-La., would turn over most of the taxes collected under the Affordable Care Act to the states to provide health coverage with no strings attached. The block grant approach comes from a major welfare reform law that Santorum helped author in 1996.

The state is paying 5 percent of the cost of the program this year - about $100 million - and its share would increase to 10 percent by 2020 under the existing law. The Illinois governor would have a big say in devising state policy over pre-existing conditions, other coverage guarantees and the future of Medicaid.

The new repeal bill would keep levies on top earners - a 3.8 percent tax on net investment income and a 0.9 percent Medicare surtax for individuals earning more than $200,000 or couples above $250,000.

Under the Republican bill, states would have wide latitude in creating their own health systems and requirements and would be able to seek waivers from certain mandates including those related to coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

The reason why Republicans won't say that the bill will be good for people is obvious.

Paul has announced his opposition to the legislation, saying it doesn't go far enough in repealing "Obamacare".

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But here's the important thing in terms of the speed at which Graham-Cassidy is being considered: No changes could be made in the House and Paul Ryan has said he'll move it straight to the floor for a vote.

Paul's decision to support "skinny repeal" but oppose Graham-Cassidy is more than a bit puzzling because Graham-Cassidy would repeal more of Obamacare than the "skinny repeal" would have. Paul's Kentucky expanded Medicaid.

Ryan of the New Jersey hospital group sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging them to vote no. "This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied right to my face", Kimmel continued.

Cassidy's spokesman didn't immediately return a request for comment Wednesday from The Associated Press. The bill is named after its two sponsors, Sens.

The Senate could potentially vote next week on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act and convert Medicaid into a dwindling block grant.

OH would lose $2.5 billion and Alaska $255 million.

The pro-Obamacare group Save My Care, a hub for much of the Democratic activity on health care, is back on the air in five states.

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