After last month’s disappointing failure to roll back Obamacare’s damage, senators are now reflecting on how best to proceed.
One approach reportedly under consideration is a bill put together by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Bill Cassidy, R-La.; and Dean Heller, R-Nev.
Relief from Obamacare includes three major elements: regulatory relief, financing reform through tax cuts, and Medicaid reform. It is critical that Congress act on these issues—every day that goes by that Congress does not repeal Obamacare hurts Americans and further damages our health system.
However, many needed reforms are outside the scope of the current legislative effort, which is limited by the constraints of the congressional budget reconciliation process.
Consequently, just like the bills that were passed by the House but failed in the Senate, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill falls short of fully repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a new system that supports patients and doctors.
We’ve been keeping track of how the various bills under consideration measure against the three major elements of regulatory relief, tax cuts,…