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Reviews Are In: Graham-Cassidy Would Devastate Alaska

By September 23, 2017No Comments

The reviews are in for Graham-Cassidy, the latest iteration of the GOP’s secret, partisan health care bill which would raise costs, lower choices, eliminate protections for pre-existing protections and gut Medicaid. There is perhaps no state which would fare worse than Alaska, which could see a 65% percent reduction in federal funding and cost increases to the tune of $31,790 more per year in premiums and out of pocket costs for a 60-year old making $25,000 per year starting in 2020. Alaska Governor Bill Walker said yesterday, “Alaska would fare very, very poorly. Nothing has been brought to my attention that would increase my comfort level.”

Just take a look at the headlines…

Alaska Dispatch News: State analysis predicts a rough road for Alaska under GOP health care legislation

The Midnight Sun: Alaska would lose 38 percent of federal health care funding under Graham-Cassidy

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Medicaid directors, including Alaska’s, sign statement critical of GOP health bill

NBC KTVU 2: Alaska DHSS releases preliminary analysis into Graham-Cassidy’s impact on Alaska

State of Reform: Alaska Commission on Aging comments on Graham-Cassidy

Daily News Miner: Studies: GOP health care proposal could prove costly for Alaskans

KTVA: Mother: Healthcare repeal could mean ‘difference between life and death’

Daily News Miner: Walker airs concern about latest GOP health care bill