About Those 10 Reasons On Cassidy-Graham, Senator Grassley

At stake is health care access for millions, including people with pre-existing conditions. Surely these would be at the top of any list of concerns about Cassidy-Graham. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has made the point himself: The Cassidy-Graham bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many deficiencies. “I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill should not be considered,” he told Iowa reporters. So, let’s look at some of the reasons, on the merits, why people might have concerns about Cassidy-Graham. People with pre-existing conditions would lose access to health care. Protection of these people […]

Rushing To Vote Iowans Off Health Insurance

We have seen this film before. Legislators propose new law that they claim will improve health care, but pushes millions off of health coverage, strips away protections in current law, tells cash-strapped states to pick up the tab, and gives big breaks to the wealthy who don’t need help. Did you walk out of the theater the first two times? Will you stay for this one? More importantly, will our senators? In the coming days, we will get an analysis of the new Senate bill from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The analysis may come with little time in advance […]