Blue States Face Biggest Cuts Under New Republican Health Care Plan

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A new Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would give each state a federal block grant for health care using a complex formula that cuts funding for some states — including many that were won by Hillary Clinton in 2016 — according to a New York Times analysis of estimates from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank.

The grants would replace federal money currently being spent on Medicaid expansion and on subsidies to help people afford insurance. The bill, introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana last week, would cause 36 states to face funding cuts in 2026.

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