A conservative group is unveiling a new proposal to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that is essentially Graham-Cassidy-Heller 2.0, echoing the radical repeal framework that Sen. Dean Heller wholeheartedly embraced last year. This latest right-wing plan represents yet another attempt to sabotage our health care system, repeal Medicaid expansion, and weaken coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
With conservatives pushing Congress to revamp Heller’s health care legislation and finish repealing the ACA during August, Heller must tell Nevadans where he stands.
Rosen for Nevada spokesperson Molly Forgey released the following statement:
“Health care is a top concern for Nevada voters, and Sen. Heller’s broken health care promise is the defining issue in this Senate race. Nevadans deserve a clear answer from Sen. Heller on whether he supports this new repeal push based on his own radical legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. If he dodges the question, Nevadans can only assume he supports this latest toxic repeal plan.”
Wall Street Journal: Conservatives Make New Push to Repeal Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act should be repealed in August and replaced with a new system that lifts national consumer protections and gives control of health care to the states, according to a proposal by a conservative group released Tuesday.
The conservatives’ proposal would drive control of health care almost entirely to the states, reversing the ACA’s federal mandates that seek to provide basic minimum benefits and consumer protections, which Republicans argue limit people’s choice.
The proposal, which echoes provisions of a bill offered last year by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R., La.), comes from the Health Policy Consensus Group, which includes representatives from such conservative think tanks as the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Galen Institute and the Manhattan Institute.
The latest plan is one front of a continuing assault on the ACA by Republicans and conservatives in the aftermath of the failed previous effort to repeal it. While the Justice Department has asked a court to toss out key provisions of the health law, the 20 GOP state attorneys general in the lawsuit want the court to end the law altogether.