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Press release
February 16, 2017

Republican Proposal Repeals ACA and Radically Restructures Medicaid

Proposal Pushes Rehash of Old Ideas That Have Never Worked

Washington, D.C. House Republican leaders today released their proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and radically restructure the Medicaid program. Following is the statement of Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, on the Republican proposal:

“Once again Republican are repackaging old ideas that have never worked, and passing them off as something new. Their proposal effectively ends the Medicaid expansion. It also ends the traditional Medicaid program by installing federal financial caps or block grants that would decimate funding, meaning states would either have to pay more or cover less.

“They also repeal the ACA, and, in its place, force consumers to pay more for their health care with pocketbook-harmful measures like health saving accounts and drastically scaling back tax credits that would make coverage unaffordable for millions.

“And people with pre-existing conditions would be in danger of becoming uninsurable or be forced into expensive high-risk pools that have not worked in the past."

See Families USA's analysis of common Republican health care ideas.