Why the Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill Is Unworkable

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<p>As Republicans rush toward a precipitous vote on the Graham-Cassidy repeal-and-replace bill by Friday, Washington and Lee University School of Law’s Timothy S. Jost says one issue needs a lot more attention: even last night’s version of the bill won’t work.</p><p>Graham-Cassidy would, as of 2020, take the funds currently being spent by the federal government on the Affordable Care Act’s premium tax credits, cost-sharing reductions, and Medicaid expansions and turn the money over to the states in block grants. But Jost explains that states cannot possibly design and implement new programs to replace the ACA marketplace subsidies and Medicaid expansions by 2020. </p>

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