Other GOP proposals in recent years have been narrowly focused on the 20 million or so people who have been insured by Obamacare. The new proposal is aimed at 250 million people. It will affect health insurance for the entire population not covered by Medicare.

Here is why the states should care. The legislation would give every state the power to:

  • Avoid federal mandates that are increasing the cost of health insurance with few compensating benefits.