Expect New Battle Over Healthcare this Month

After a failed attempt by the Republican-led push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, ended in July, it appears another may be looming on the horizon as Congress has returned from its summer recess. For starters, President Donald Trump is back on Twitter scolding Republicans for failing to repeal and replace Obamacare, in addition to pushing for tax cuts.



While the President’s tweets may be vague, there’s other factors in motion in Washington that point to another battle over healthcare. As The Washington Post notes, there’s one more attempt at repealing Obamacare in the works:

The proposal, crafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), essentially turns control of the health-care markets over to the states. Rather than funding Medicaid and subsidies directly, that money would be put into a block grant that a state could use to develop any health-care system it wants. It also allows states to opt out of many ACA regulations. 

As you may notice, Medicare is, thus far, left out of the conversation, and let’s hope it stays that way. John McCain has expressed his support for the bill, and other members of Congress plan to discuss it next week. Senator Lamar Alexander told CNN he hopes to see a bipartisan bill within 10 days.

We wish we had more to report, but information is still yet to be released. But rest assured, Medicare World will make sure to keep you updated on how this looming battle may, or may not, affect Medicare.

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