Bill Cassidy says it’s unlikely Republicans will take another stab at Obamacare alone | Washington Examiner

Graham-Cassidy would convert Obamacare’s funding for the Medicaid expansion and subsidies toward the purchase of insurance to block grants, providing more flexibility to states. It would also seek to restrain Medicaid spending by giving states a fixed amount per beneficiary and controlling its rate of growth.

Cassidy said that he hopes to get traction on legislation to establish more transparency over healthcare prices, both for pharmaceuticals and for healthcare procedures such as CT or MRI scans.

“We have a bill we are probably going to introduce this week or next week on price transparency,” he said.

Cassidy is also working on separate legislation to address a “gag order” that prevents pharmacists from telling customers that it is cheaper to pay for a drug out of pocket than through their insurance.

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Bill Cassidy says it’s unlikely Republicans will take another stab at Obamacare alone.

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