Three statesCalifornia, New York and Massachusettsare receiving 37 percent of all Obamacare funds, according to a group of Republican senators. As an example of this inequity, Pennsylvania has nearly twice the population of Massachusetts, but it receives less than half as much Obamacare money.
The senators propose to radically change that distribution by giving each state Obamacare funds in the form of a block grant. Eventually, each states share of the total would equal its share of the countrys poor and near-poor population. That means the people who are the principal target of Obamacare funding will have access to the same federal resourcesregardless of where they live.
|John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the Father of Health Savings Accounts.|
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to repeal and replace it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?