Vote postponed on Graham-Cassidy proposal…for now

Health Policy

This Tuesday, Republicans officially announced that they have postponed the vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), since they could not achieve a simple majority. Read some of the top media stories relating to this topic in today’s Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing.

While this takes some of the immediate pressure off the ACA, it still faces major challenges, and there is also ongoing uncertainty about public health programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), where current funding will expire on September 30, 2017. Read Bloomburg BNA’s latest article on this issue.

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[…] so much focus being spent last week on the (unsuccessful) Graham-Cassidy bill, funding for two critical safety net programs was allowed to expire on September 30th, which will […]

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