By: Stan Dorn , Eliot Fishman Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA) have proposed a gigantic new block grant that would dramatically cut funding both for Medicaid expansion and for financial assistance that helps low-wage workers and moderate-income families buy private insurance. 1 Cosponsored by Senator Heller (R-NV), the Graham-Cassidy plan brings back troubling features of health care repeal bills that the Senate rejected on a bipartisan basis: major cuts to the underlying Medicaid program and the revocation of key protections for people with preexisting conditions. Congress should reject this or any other partisan proposal that takes health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans. Instead, lawmakers should focus on bipartisan approaches to stabilizing health insurance marketplaces. 2 What’s in the Graham-Cassidy proposal? Their plan has three main elements. A new block grant that would slash federal funding currently slated for Medicaid expansio
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