[L] ike BCRA, the proposal would allow states to elect to run a portion of their traditional Medicaid programs as a block grant, with more freedom to eliminate eligibility groups whose coverage is now mandatory, eliminate mandatory benefits, and make other changes that reduce Medicaid spending by withdrawing assistance.
The bill being considered has been proposed by Sen.
This is a welcome return to federalist principles that the GOP had forgotten when crafting their earlier ObamaCare replacement bills.
Another twist that could adversely affect Medicaid-expansion states is that they will not be able to use the new block-grant money to reenroll people in Medicaid: If they want to cover them, it will have to be via private health insurance.
This proposal removes the decisions from Washington and gives states significant latitude over how the dollars are used to best take care of the unique health care needs of the patients in each state. Republican (and sometimes Democratic) governors have always been cheerleaders for this concept, though they are generally not as willing as members of Congress or conservative activists to contemplate a compete federal abandonment of Medicaid to the states at some point down the road.
Budget airline cancels dozens of flights a day
The news comes as a Norwegian newspaper reported that this year 140 pilots have left the Ryanair for low-priced rival Norwegian. Ryanair has assured passengers they will be offered a choice of refund or rerouting if their flight is cancelled.
Four races free-to-air in new French F1 deal
The main reason for holding the Singapore Grand Prix at night was so an Asian race could be broadcast at lunchtime in the UK. Singapore will continue to host Formula One races until 2021 after agreeing on a four-year deal on Friday.
A one-party bill is "not the way to do it", McCain said on "Face the Nation" on CBS. He added, "Congress has 12 days to say "yes" to Graham-Cassidy".
Not all the Senate's conservatives back the bill. Dean Heller of Nevada and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - are backing the measure too.
"I can't support a bill that keeps 90% of Obamacare in place", Paul tweeted. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have sponsored.
Because the measure strives to equalize Medicaid funding between states, some Republicans from Medicaid expansion states in the House could find it hard to support. The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Friday the bill would "significantly" cut federal funding for health coverage over the next decade.
It would also shift money around in ways that would, on the whole, hurt states that have been trying to get health coverage to their less affluent residents. "Nevertheless, FreedomWorks is treating it as what is likely to be the last serious attempt to reform Obamacare". Nor can he get the enthusastic backing of his fellow senator, also a Republican, who so far has said only he likes the framework of the legislation.
And the House, which is away next week, would have to swiftly take up and pass another politically perilous bill before October 1- they approved their own Obamacare replacement in May - to clear the way for Mr. Trump's signature. "Inaction is not an option, and I sincerely hope that Senators Graham and Cassidy have found a way to address the Obamacare crisis".
Modi said his government wanted to build museums in all states where tribals fought for independence between 1857 and 1947. The project has since undergone several upheavals before seeing light of the day 56 years later.
Suu Kyi has also been widely condemned by the worldwide community for not speaking out against the ongoing violence. In Cox's Bazar, where there are concentrations of refugees, the camps of fortune now extend to loss of sight.
Villages nearby the global border in Arnia sub-sector is panic stricken. "Pakistan violated ceasefire around 1 a.m". A BSF jawan was killed in firing by Pakistan in Arnia area of RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Montana and Utah saw average prices rise slightly, but should see relief in the weeks ahead. Gasoline prices will continue to fall even as oil holds steady due to better supply and demand balance after Harvey.
Mr Sharif has always denied any wrongdoing but the Supreme Court recently dismissed petitions seeking a review of that decision. The Election Commission of Pakistan is expected to announce the final and official result in a day or two.
Niall has a way of taking you back in time with his music, while still putting a modern day spin on each song. Horan is now embarking on a series of intimate live dates, what he's called the " Flicker Sessions" tour.
There is no need to prove that Pawan Kalyan enjoys the most devoted and ardent fan base among the star heroes of Telugu cinema. SJ Suryah has menacing, out to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting target not just physically but chemically as well.
It yielded only nine points and 255 yards, proving that the unit is no fluke after a good opening game against the lowly Jets. Olsen joined the Panthers the same year the team drafted Cam Newton and the tight end has been a security blanket of sorts.
India has also made a decision to grant citizenship to Buddhist and Hindu refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The Indian government is expected to spell out its stand on Rohingya refugee deportation before the Supreme Court on Monday.
Everton have been a bit inconsistent this season, as they have mixed some impressive displays with some really poor ones. Lukaku was also Everton's top goalscorer last season and Mourinho will be hoping he can do the same for his new club.
Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'
The redesigned Equinox is a hot-seller in today's SUV-centric environment and the vast majority of them are supplied by CAMI. The Ontario plant falls under a different contract than the four-year deal inked last year for GM's other Canadian factories.
Emmy Awards: The Complete List of Presenters
This year Westworld tied up with the Saturday Night Live for getting the most nominations in the event. Everyone has a favorite show or actor but there are some clear favorites in the list of nominees.
Browns QB Kizer leaves Ravens game with migraine
Kizer completed 6-of-11 passes for 81 yards with one interception for a 40.3 rating before he left. Kizer struggled in the game, going 15 of 31 for 182 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions.
Liverpool-Burnley 1-1 as it happened
A big part of football and life is really putting faith in the people you work with, trust them, because they all can improve. It's an honour to receive an offer like that, but it's also an honour to be here".
Hamas Agrees to Fatah Talks on Palestinian Unity
Punishing measures included reducing electricity payments for the Gaza strip and cutting salaries for civil servants there. The conflict between Hamas and Fatah escalated in 2007, leading to a split and Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip.
Cincinnati Bengals sack offensive coordinator
Bill Lazor has great experience in the league and as a coordinator, and I feel Bill can progress our offense the way we need. The Cincinnati Bengals are already making major changes to their offense after a rough start to the 2017 season.
California affordable housing bills clear Assembly
The California Assembly has approved a multi-bill package to address the state's affordable housing crunch. Both bills would also make it illegal for anyone to dump cigar or cigarettes at state beaches or parks.
Trump calls for travel ban expansion
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's tweet "may have come up" but gave no further detail. The president has repeatedly criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan , the British capital's first Muslim leader.
BTCChina Announces They Will Stop Trading by End of Month
Still, the industry was thrown into chaos on September 4 when China issued a directive banning initial coin offerings (ICOs ). Before 20 September 6pm, exchanges shall come up with a detailed risk-free clearing plan, and send this plan to the office.
Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for 'Halloween' Reboot
The actress captioned a photo of herself on the porch of the classic house where all of the Michael Myers drama first began. The character was supposedly killed off in Halloween: Resurrection , so the writers will have some explaining to do.