Under Latest Obamacare Repeal, Red States Would Benefit At The Expense Of Blue States

Under the latest Obamacare repeal care repeal scheme, red states would disproportionately benefit at the expense of large blue states like New York and California according to the Washington Post. (Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore)

Under the latest Obamacare repeal care repeal scheme, red states would disproportionately benefit at the expense of large blue states like New York and California according to the Washington Post.

What’s new, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, is a discrepancy in state-by-state funding that would be flattened out by the block grants. Most states used the ACA’s funding to expand Medicaid; some Republican-run states, liberated by the Supreme Court’s decision to make the funding optional, did not. As a result, 14 of the 15 states that would stand to gain from block grants are run by Republicans; Democratic megastates including California, New York and Massachusetts would lose billions of dollars, a feature both Graham and Cassidy have talked up to conservatives. “No longer will four blue states get 40 percent of the money,” said Graham to Breitbart. “A state like Mississippi, they get a 900 percent increase. South Carolina gets 300 percent.”

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