Arizona Hospital And Healthcare Association CEO Weighs In On Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:02pm
Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:09pm
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Greg Vigdor

The Graham-Cassidy health care bill, named after Sens. Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy, is the last gasp effort of the GOP to deliver their repeal and replace promise for Obamacare.

And like the failed ACHA and Better Care Reconciliation Act before it, this bill is gearing up for a vote without a full score from the Congressional Budget Office. They won’t be able to provide estimates of the effects on the deficit, health insurance coverage, or premiums for at least several weeks.

This lack of hard data isn’t stopping the full-steam ahead approach to getting this bill to the floor for a vote, though, and it has health care advocates, already recovering from whiplash from the last two votes, trying to get their voices heard on concerns for this one.

For one perspective, we’re joined now by Greg Vigdor, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.

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