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Is the Graham-Cassidy healthcare reform useful?

Graham-Cassidy bill would worsen care

It would iron out Obamacare's flaws

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The Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill would make American healthcare worse and adversely affect millions of people, asserts John Cassidy of The New Yorker. In rolling back Medicaid, the bill would redirect funding that supported millions of Americans’ coverage and cause surcharges for many to go up drastically. People with pre-existing conditions, such as certain cancers or hearts issues, would face tens of thousands of dollars' worth of price hikes. Such kind of ill-advised cost cutting would come to the benefit of the upper class and corporations in the form of tax cuts. This healthcare bill would hurt the majority of Americans.

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The U.S. healthcare system is struggling and is in dire need of the improvements that the Graham-Cassidy bill proposes, claims Jake Novak of CNBC. Its biggest improvement on the last GOP plan is tackling crony capitalist subsidies to major insurers. The Affordable Care Act subsidizes private health insurers in an attempt to keep costs down, which doesn’t work or benefit the American people. The Graham-Cassidy bill would allow states to make the decision whether they want to grant these subsidies themselves. It would also allow smaller ensurers to compete under Obamacare, giving people a bigger and better choice of healthcare.

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