Pence Says We Can Address State Funding Issues in Graham Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill Later

Pence Says We Can Address State Funding Issues in Graham Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill Later

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday morning argued that “almost anything” is better than Obamacare and any funding issues with the Graham-Cassidy plan can be addressed later.

During an interview with Fox and Friends, Pence acknowledged that the bill decreases funding from the federal government to the states. He said Republicans should continue to move forward, and issues like that could be fixed later.

“It’s absolutely true to say the Graham-Cassidy bill over time levels out on a per-person basis the way we distribute money on healthcare, which I think resonates with most Americans, that we will ultimately get to place where the resources available to states are based on a per-individual basis. And we’ll get to that,” he said.

“But, there is time in the days ahead and in future budgets to address those issues as they arise,” Pence added, saying this legislation is the GOP’s “last best chance” to “head America back in the direction of the kind of healthcare reform that’s based on individual choice, state based innovations.”

During the appearance on Fox News Pence added that anything the Republicans put forward is better than Obamacare.

via Talking Points Memo

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