Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham are working overtime to shore up the votes needed to pass their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
But AARP’s national president Eric Schneidewind  says the proposed legislation would increase health care costs for older Americans with an age tax, decrease coverage, and undermine pre-existing condition protections.
Schneidewind, who was in Raleigh this week, warns that the Graham-Cassidy plan would cut nursing home care and block grants to the states would not accurately reflect the cost of care for individuals.
Schneidewind joins us this weekend on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon. Listen to a preview of that radio interview below.
New analysis  by Avalere Health released Wednesday found that the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the ACA would lead to a reduction in federal funding to states by $215 billion through 2026.