Ten Reasons Why Every State Should Welcome the Graham/Cassidy/Heller/Johnson Health Reform Bill
Originally published in Forbes Mon. September 18, 2017
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 and President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research.
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