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Once More Into The Breach: Conservative Think Tankers Publish A New Obamacare Replacement

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by Avik Roy

Forbes, June 20, 2018

The critical flaw in last year’s Graham-Cassidy replacement plan is that it bore the potential to make health insurance markets worse, not better, because due to design flaws in the bill, most states would have been strongly incentivized to eliminate their private individual insurance markets and replace them with an enlarged expansion of Medicaid. The Consensus Group proposal improves upon Graham-Cassidy by requiring that “at least 50% of the block grant goes toward supporting people’s purchase of private health coverage” in the individual insurance market.

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