tv GOP Senators Propose Block Grant Health Care Funding Bill CSPAN September 14, 2017 12:16am-1:13am EDT
republican senators have come out with their own health care proposal. it would end many of these subsidies and mandates in the affordable care act and create state book rants for much of health care -- and create block grants. unveiling the bill in a capitol hill press briefing is bernie sanders. >> all right. >> behind me is the only thing between you and single-payer health care. ] huckles >> a small band of brothers looking for a sister. we are going to unveil a bill
that has been around for about a month now. rick santorum is going to tell you how history is on our side. ron johnson will talk about numbers because that is what he does and dean heller will tell you about how this is a good deal for nevada and the country as a whole. i will start with this proposition. if you leave repealing and replacing obamacare is a good idea, this is your best and only happen.o make it everything else has failed except this approach, which will work if we get behind it. if you want a single-payer health care system, this is your worst nightmare. ends yourders, this dream of a single-payer health care system for america. we need people on board now to stop what i think is inevitable if we fail, which is
single-payer health care for all which is the end of quality and the end of a sustainable federal budget. there are four -- three choices. care, or ourrnie bill. that is where we are our. count me out for propping up obamacare. hell no to bernie care. count me in for people in my state making decisions about health care versus some in washington. there is a lot of fight left in the republican party when it comes to repealing or replacing obamacare. the reason i know that is because i spent all of august talking about our failure and happy about the idea that the republican party after seven years promised to repeal and replace obamacare and is apparently ready to quit.
the question is, is there any fight left in washington? is there any fight in the republican senate? in the white house? there are a lot of companies dying to have another shot at health care a lot of colleagues of mine would like to talk about taking the power out of washington and returning it to the state and putting it in the hands of people you can actually complain to. under a obamacare, if you do not like it, who do you complain to? you can complain to me but i don't want obamacare. according to this bill you can actually complain to a statehouse representative for probably lives in your neighborhood, goes to the same high school you go with your family, under bernie care you complain to a faceless
bureaucrat. obamacare,e care and there really is no innovation. under this approach, 50 states deliver healtho care and over time, guess what? some will figure out better than others. those who do badly will copy those who do well. under obamacare, you are no better than the bureaucrat or the most liberal member of the health and senate. this is a defining site for the future of health care and the defining party. we refuse to quit. we had them working on a bill i think should have been our first approach to repealing and replacing obamacare but it is now our last. four states under obamacare get 40% of the money. if that bothers you, this is a
chance to do something about it. if you live in a state and you sending money to maryland, new york, massachusetts, in california, bill.ote for bernie's propped up obama care. if you believe your state should have more money, more us.ibility, then vote for i have been involved in a lot of things in the last 20 years. this is the most important thing i believe i will ever be involved in as a member of the united states senate. i know what awaits our country if we fail. the consolidation of health care at the hands of federal to grave. from cradle unlimited, unsustainable spending that >> the federal budget.
there are two steps, and deal with medicaid. slowly the growth of medicaid down in year eight. if we do nothing, by 2027 over $650ill be billion and spending. we are spending $459 billion today on the military. let me say that again. to do nothing means we will be spending more than a decade on medicaid than we do to defend our country. this bill changes that. 44% of the money under obamacare goes to four states. we level out spending 10 years from now, 2026 and every state gets basically the same contribution from the federal
government that will allow you to adjust if you have an older or sicker population. you can get more money. the goal is by 2026 to make sure every patient no matter where they live gets basically the same contribution from the federal government. most americans believe that is there. an inequityels out in finding. it allows flexibility that obamacare would never embrace. it gives patients a boy in the health care that they would never have in the single-payer system and in my point of view, it is the last and best hope for the republican party to show our we have ideas and that ideas are better than our friends ideas on the other side. lastly, liberals will fight late tigers to the bitter end to get what they want. to those in the republican party
we have not fought as hard as we could, they are right. to those conservatives who feel let down by this debate, you have every reason to be let down. here's my call to the group of them party, and to all who believe that health care should be closer to the patient, not suck in washington. we need your help. the only thing stopping us from having this idea debated on the floor of the united states senate is lack of leadership. >> bill cassidy. >> thank you for eating her. in the know i worked
louisiana charity hospital system for 25 years. the system was basically, if you're up for that is where he went. i learned that when a politician controls the dollars, the system lines up to serve the politician. if the patient controls the dollar, the system lines up to surfer. we're trying to give the patient the power. upwant the system to line with a patient a matter where she lives. some say my gosh, what is wrong with the status quo. there is a saying that obamacare only works if you did not. an example. a talkshow host in louisiana. self-employed. -- child.pecial needs his premium every years over $40,000 with a $5,000 deductible and an additional pharmaceutical deductible.
think of that. he is going to pay $50,000 a year between his premium and his deductibles. the mortgage of a $500,000 home and louisiana is considered to be one of the states in which the individual market is working relatively well. it does not work if you work. we try and change it. for people to have a affordable health care transfer. i have been accused of partisanship. a new york times editorial cut opined draconian cuts. we have not reduced -- produced a billion. if they have not seen the bill, how do they know they're a stroke on in cuts. some of our democratic colleagues were produced of bipartisanship. let meal just say, you have the right yet. ofequalize the treatment
wherever the patient lives. if she currently lives in a state with a him a chronic governor, it is 2026 web or should lives. same amount provided for her care. we don't think of blue states are red states, we think of american states and patient. one example, the difference between what we would buy versus what they would receive. indiana will receive 1.5 billion the and 2026 relative to status quo, a state represented by a democratics and senator. missouri, 1.1 billion. for junior, and $2.7 billion a partisanis is not role. this is a bill about the american patient, wherever she
lives. kaine thes, tim gentleman from virginia said he did not accuse us of partisanship but he wished there would be a better process. i agree. i hope there is a hearing. let's not be disingenuous. so far from the other side of the aisle there has been no couple operation -- cooperation. they are paying $50,000 he year under the status quo. we can do better. all of the dollars for us to repeal the individual mandate, we get rid of-- the medical device tax. we take the dollars to the left. the way we decide what state gets what is everybody in the nation who earns between 50 and 138% of federal poverty level.
then you take each states sense of that national population and that is where you began. beginning in 2021 those dollars where a located, depending on what percent you have of the total national population of among that income level. that is where we decide how to spending money. beginning in 2022 we put in a risk adjustment, face it in. at the end we get a little bit more per patient. those who are younger and healthier, everybody will get -10 percent.s or we also would we begin to phase and we want the allocation based on enrollment.
as much as the ceo is going to doing that is, jonathan gruber fored that was an article there is which he says no system is to clean different statistically ignorant affect. of a governor gets on board. if a governor gets on board it happens. 450siana and rolled thousand dollars in 18 months. we say towards- the end, the amount of money you get will depend upon those you enroll but we are conservative. we don't think our headquarters best of all.
the patient that has be a -- the person who gets it through her employer of she had a little extra money can receive premium support in order to get it through her employer. jeffould also mention cruises amendment and the cassidy-collins bill which allows a state to put money in a health savings account for a person to have their own entrance. our polis to give patients power. this is great reform. craig'surn it over to night i did one of my weekly town hall meetings and i had a nurse on the phone and the nurse congress gets it.
they finally understand what is good for america and they finally understand what is best for the state of nevada. i remember in 2012 when obama was running for reelection. he was running against romney. i said, if romney does not win is going to make it very tough to reverse. obamacare as we know it today has proven that has been a very .ifficult task in fact, right now republicans have two plans. one to repeal but not replace. -- both have not failed miserably. we've come up with a third option. that is to repeal and replace. i will tell you this. obamacare has not worked for all nevadans.
a couple months ago, 14 of 17 , 14 of 17 counties were going to go bare after the first of next year. with the work of my office sunday governor's office we were able to find a single carrier that would actually work for those 14 of 17 counties but unfortunately we found one carrier which means there's no competition or choices. you know that is only going to increase costs and those 14 or 17 counties. another example, we have spent in the state of nevada over 18 my dollars because they cannot afford the product the government tells them they have to buy. so they're paying the fine. most make less than $50,000 he or. 80% of them. the least fortunate have to pay this fine because they cannot afford to -- for this product
the government says they have to live. i said, obamacare does not work for all of nevada. week, i had an interview with a show called the vet it newsmakers. ae host of the show said in discussion with senator reid couple years ago that senator reid said there a single-payer system's ultimate goal was to become a single-payer system. we set up aars ago, system on the purpose was to get system.single-payer quoting the majority leader. the goal was to put together a piece of legislation that was supposed to fail. obviously, that is working out. i do not think americans or nevadans deserve this. we need to find a way or word. caspi,it out through
heller, it johnson. this is a way forward, the most reliable. states,ns powers to the provides ultimate flexibility to governors and legislators regardless of whether they expanded medicaid or not. gives nevadaal more money to cover health care costs as it sees fit. this is the step forward. this is how we're going to move forward. i have a plan that works for everyone. with that, ron johnson. they really did with senator graham's said, our last chance of repealing what i think has
done a lot of harm t it has done some good but also harm. i will mention numbers. i don't want to disappoint. 560 million people spent on medicaid. this share, we will spend 40 years. clearly, unsustainable. my standpoint is we did not need obamacare. according to the wisconsin department of public health services, part of obamacare was 94% of wisconsinites had [laughter] -- 100,000 scots night are willing to pay the family. -- per year.s than
according to hhs, wisconsin's premiums have by and large double because of the artificial nature. haveny cases, premiums tripled. one thing i appreciate about president bill clinton talking about obamacare, the craziest thing in the world, he was talking about the forgotten man and women. people sometimes working 60 hours a week. their premiums have doubled, i would say tripled or more. coverage cut in half. they cannot afford obamacare and that is simply the truth. fernand shery: b, wrote to me. they literally had been cashing their 401(k)s, selling their house, because they had to pay back the subsidies under obamacare.
$60,000 year and they had to cash in their 401(k) and lose their house. the forgotten men and women of obamacare that are forgotten by bureaucrats and washington, d.c.. those men and women won't be forgotten by legislators. graham cassidy heller johnson, would it does is it returns the power to the states. it makes states more responsible. more responsive. will comepremiums down because states will be granted more flexibility and it will be more fair. in wisconsin, it is proof positive, because of the leadership of governor state walker we are the only state to cover the gap. denied subsidy for working poor. work, good flexibility but no flight under obamacare.
but there will be now a whole and thisclear process is a far fair process. let me conclude by pointing out was senator graham also said. for my republican colleagues, this is not quite it enough. it does not do enough for eight repeal. i will never let perfect be the enemy of the good. graham cassidy heller johnson is a vast improvement. it is not perfect. still a ways to go. there are fixes we've got to initiate. this is better than obamacare which is leaving behind those forgotten men and women. myent to commend all of colleagues. i want to commend dr. walker for showing great leadership. with that, i will turn you over
to rick santorum. santorum -- rep. santorum: i have a disabled this was affecting our family personally and i was watching what was going on in washington and what i saw was the frustration that i think most americans see. the dysfunction of docketing anything done. i brought an idea to senator graham and have been working about him and members of the freedom caucus. governor walker was one of the first i called to bounce this idea off of. i learn from experience 20 years is to talke best way
to governors. get governors, governor idea, and you have some leadership. over the past several months we have been working with governors. the general has been incredible. providing tremendous leadership in helping together this package you see here today. other governors have tremendously contributed to this role credit goes to lindsey graham and then bill cassidy who has been working day and night on this bill and dean and ron. not only the last choice but the best choice. churchill said america always does the right thing after tries everything first.
that is where we are here. we've tried everything. this is an idea that will work to consider is proven to work. it is proven because back in 1996 we actually passed the only reform of an entitlement in the history of the country and that was welfare. it was a den families to dependent children which i was severally involved with. i came up with this idea because it is the same principles. get the money out of washington, the ability to design programs and let them treat the population the money is designated foreign a way that meets the needs of the family sitting across the table. it worked and 99's sex and with that bipartisan support. something not is in the current lexicon of peopleton, d c, but the building consensus should be. replacel does not
everything. let me assure you in 1996 we did everything. we spent more money initially than what was being spent on welfare. that is not the case here, but and thereore money were a lot of purists conservatives who were against welfare reform only passive. it was not perfect. it was not a good compromise. is, what welfare turned out to be because it has been the most successful reform of a program in the history, it has also been great for the american budget. -- ne know how many times never. do you ever hear a governor come >>washington and complain designer.
governors will maybe ham and talk about how much money is in the folders but i give a combo of money and flexibility. they works best for them will save money, get better health care for people i just like we did with welfare, will get this problem out of washington, d.c., and have this debate where it belongs. it is the right approach at the right time. welfare reform works because we are able to balance the option to make sure we gave enough money. for the purist, a lot of money. we get the money out of washington, we give the , we'rer's flexibility
going to have a big reform in my d.c.,me and washington, if this bill passes. so for anybody who says they are getting power to the people are washington,r out of you have to question whether they mean what they say. that is what this bill does. graham, you said this bill lacked leadership. point, [indiscernible] -- get 50. said, let's let's do a. we have the show. i have been -- i'm asking them to work overtime.
bernie will not to you how much is bill cost and how is going to pay for it. we can tell you exactly what this cause. trillion dollars. some a lot more concerned, we and the taxes of obamacare left them on phase. unlike bernie, how we pay for it. are a republican out there disappointed in our efforts to replace or repair, help me get 50 votes. help us. the president. mike pence. he is been awesome. mr. president, help us. the president said if you can get 20 governors he would stand with them. said the republican party has done his best to pick palin replaced, that is a joke.
we can do this by ourselves is not unreasonable. we have given a pathway forward that is fair, fundamentally transforms medicine in the country, gives space since a stronger voice. repairs and replaces obamacare forever. us, getybody's telling his 50 rows and we will help you. i am not ready to move on, are you all ready to move on? i'm not. if this dies it is the only democrats who say no. i don't want this to die because we're tired of dealing with health care. i am all for your agenda. pick up your phone. if you could get us to 20, tell us why this matters to you. that you were not kidding, you
senator mcconnell is supportive of the idea. help us get the cbo score, let the congress know we're back. we have plenty of time. i don't know what were going to do between now and september the 30th, but argue about something that has to do with the american people. do not quit. keep fighting until the very last tick of the clock. >> when it comes to different states, finally getting some equity in terms of distribution of dollars. senator baldwin out of the quite ok with this. think senator i graham and cassidy's thing has been equal. a great deal of pressure and they are under pressure to
create -- >> mr. cassidy, you said you are currently working on a bipartisan solution. if not, you are giving up on regular order and a bipartisan idea for the market. problem is the cost cannot be included in a reconciliation bill. we are not competing with that, it complements that. >> one of the criticisms of this has been processed. if you guys are successful, the bill would pass in the next 15 days. of his set up process you think is appropriate for something that big? >> no. you play with the hand loses doubt you. the will of life is the first option as opposed to the last.
the heart and soul of what we created and was cassidy columns. susan and i went to 10 different authors. also they could not collaborate with us. -- s disingenuous to say of course i would like a better process. >> first of off, they took this through -- the first block grant. it has been out there long time. it's been voted on. the second is a simple concept. gettinghe obamacare,
rid of it. getting rid of the tax credits, and getting rid of expansion dollars. this is not complicated. it is a very simple process, one that has been around for a long time. i protest too much when it comes to not having a knowledge of what is in the spell. againstame out strongly -- >> i am doing exactly what i said i would do. work with the governor of our state. you're correct we are a medicaid expansion state. legislation, not
only could they keep it but they could expand and if they choose to do that with the 30% increase in spending. do what is best for your constituency, that is what we are saying. this is a bigger, better product. this is like apple coming out martin 10. if your governor and legislature together, ifhat you like the medicaid program you can keep up. we're not dictating what they can do. metre giving our government and our legislation the opportunity to keep what they have and expanded or take a look at other health care products and move in that direction.
we are putting money back into the hands of states that they would never stand basically they can design systems that work within. revise the to mandates, you can but you do not have to. if you want to do something new and novel, you can. obamacare on christmas eve. i remember it very well. i think we can do a hearing on this bill. i am asking senator hatch to give us time to explain the bill to the finance committee. we can go right back to the floor and continue where we left off. we have got time to bring this up before september 30. i am urging the white house to get on the phone to call governors. i'm urging the white house to urge center leadership to
reengage. i am urging the council -- i am urging mitch mcconnell to help me get the votes. everything.ed the best idea is not been tried. i want to make sure when leaving health care, and we do, it is because we have failed and said no to transformational ideas. and -- i don't like them so much to give them twice what everybody else gets. >> can you talk about how this is with people with pre-existing conditions? was. the state will get a certain amount of money for those below
the poverty level. president trump has emphasized his wish to take care of those with pre-existing conditions. so we will continue right now the um, statement that you need to be both provide insurance. sen. cassidy: part of the problem that goes with that is the risk pool becomes concentrated, so we have incentives and mechanisms whereby the state can expand the risk pool and instead of the original market how it currently is, it rather becomes a broader risk pool including the younger and healthier. a state can do automatic enrollment. for all those healthy folks that are young would be included. the state would give the young person a premium sufficient for annual cost. now you have included younger people and automatically lowers the cost for those that are older and sicker, those with pre-existing. our blue cross louisiana has told us under such a mechanism we would reduce premiums by as much as 20% in louisiana.
so there are a lot of options on how to address the pre-existing editions. >> i will just, because bill gave a great answer, but i am not sure he was specifically answering the question so you would understand. no offense. he gave a complicated answer. mr. santorum: he answered your question but i am not sure he communicated that. the answer is, title i that says you cannot discriminate against pre-existing conditions, that has not changed in this bill, nor has the guaranty issue changed. those two have not. >> thank you very much. [laughter] >> what about abortion funding? >> if we go through the chip program, protections are maintained. yes. ok. >> what title i changes are made in the bill? i tried to do something similar to the cruz amendment? rick came to me and said we ought to do a block
grant. he said, go big. this is what we did in 1996. i thought, that is appealing. >> we started coming up with parenting. no cassidy has been hours upon hours working with rick about the minutia. build football stadiums, you have to help sick people. we have been trying to get as many approaches to helping sick people as we can. under obamacare, the innovation is on the zero. under the block grant program, the innovation is pretty wide. there are guard rails. we're trying to title i but i will let you talk to you about what we do. , they haveomplement put in more hours than i have. the crews of amendment, there are two crews amendments. let's be clear.
the first i mentioned was allowing people to put money in health savings account once. the second crews of amendment will have a flexibility in it. the parliamentary i don't know if they will be wild about that amendment said they have another set of language we are including net we think would helpfully passed muster with the parliamentarian and and may not, we have to recognize that. and putting it through the chip program, we recognize there is great ability to recognize waivers. -- the chip program is going to give flexibility. the actuarial value including the chip program is less than that required of the medicaid expansion under obamacare. on the other hand, i have never heard a complaint about the chip. we think with existing legislation we kind of end up where we need to be. >> i've had to answer -- listen to this crop for six months.
-- i have had to listen to this crap for six months. i am ready to vote. [laughter] the grant program. for example, maine. it did not repeal the plan to do with [inaudible] hopefully get that quickly. i believe this bill by grabbing the flexibility and the funding will give the state stability to do those innovative reassurance -- reinsurance programs that will bring down premiums. my colleagues who thought with me to lower premiums, this bill will do exactly that. i am chairman of homeland security. either the finance committee or -- we will hold a hearing on this prior to september 30. >> i want to supplement what
bill had to say, there is language that we hope to get by the parliamentarians that will provide flexibility for the money in the grant. it will be tied to the block grant and the money and it will provide some x ability through the waiver process. the governor should be able to get waivers on certain elements of title i of obamacare. >> [inaudible] >> vivienne to lower the three of medicaid closer to medical inflation. what is medical inflation? the bottom line is medicaid is a lot faster than medical inflation in general. to the point that it crowds out the federal budget. in year eight for a category of
people we began to lower the inflation rate to the flexibility would grant the toernors and allowed them bend the cost curve. this is unsustainable. medicare is even worse. i 2038, all the money that you spend in taxes go to pay for health care, interest on the debt, there will be no money for anything else. , i think very slow balanced approach to allow states to prepare for an inflation rate that is more sustainable. nobody gets cut, inflation rate for population against the change and we get people plenty of time and we allow you to take 15% from the second block grant to help with traditional medicaid. dean heller was the guy that everyone was looking to. dean was the guy, where will he go because he is in a tough race.
what will he be able to tolerate politically? he did something i wish every senator on our side would do. instead of being worried about how this looks politically, he started shopping around for better ideas. when we approach -- approached him with a block grant approach and showed him money will be coming back to the state that would have gone to new york, maryland, california, or massachusetts. you can get better outcomes and your people will be listened to. it will never be listened to under obamacare. he signed off and the reason he signed on is it turned to be good for nevada. i think dean and ron, of the four of us appear to leave that we have got to start getting our fiscal house in order and if you take health care off the table, it can never be reformed than our best days are over. bernie today is going to propose
single-payer health care medicare for all, he will not say where it -- he will not tell you how you will pay for it. what bernie is doing is a great disservice to our country because it will make us [inaudible] we are getting money close to where the patient is. this is transformational. >> they will make the argument that their claim said something about their values. this say about your values? >> this plan says to the american people that we value input by people that we believe that government closest to the person is the best form of
government and we believe that health care closer to where you live is better then health care managed by someone you will never meet who is not elected. this is a debate worthy of the u.s. senate i think what bernie is doing is going to destroy quality over time, going to make it unsustainable for future generations and we will become grief. what we are trying to do is be generous with money but insist that people have the innovation they will never have to deliver better health care and eventually control costs. answerlet everybody that. here is my value. gone better health care that your grandkids can afford. give you somebody that you know who is in charge that will listen to you, because you voted for them. that is what i value. >> quick point on siegel care
systems. if you want to look at a single-payer bureaucratic health care system looks like, go to the a system. see how good we have found the system to be. that is the path bernie sanders is leading us down. sen. johnson: in terms of medicaid, here are the rough numbers. on the senate plan, largely maintained in terms of court medicaid, we were saying about $12 billion, spending close to 3000, so we are just barely beginning to restrict the growth rate of a completely unsustainable entitlement. and from my standpoint, in wisconsin where we did not expand, people on medicaid and the disabled, elderly and children, they were concerned on what medicaid expansion would do when threatening court medicaid. and medicaid expansion was directed toward working age, childless, able-bodied adult. and when i spoke with people
with cerebral palsy, for example, there, was, those people should not get medicaid. i think they are right. medicaid expansion with obamacare is putting people at risk for medicaid. >> senator, you are talking about how the white house needs to get involved and start making calls and an effort. with all due respect, he was unable to move the needle on health care before. so what is different now? sen. graham: he delivered in the house. it was the effort of president trump that got the house over. one phone call i think, by the president, will get us more than a handful of governors. we have about 14-15 already. when the president calls you, as a governor, asking you to help him give you more money and power most people will say yes. and about value, bernie cannot tell you what the bill cost and how he will pay for it. we can. we value being honest. we will tell you exactly what we
will spend and how we will pay for it. the president is just not somebody, he is the most powerful person in the country and he is the head of our party, so i really believe the president could spend time making phone calls the governors, telling them how much better they would do and how much more control they will have and how much better their states will do that we can find a people quickly. we will end with this. today is a monumental day for the american people. you have two different approaches on how to deliver health care in the future, the burning model, and our model. model and our model. i am so glad bernie sanders chose today, because he is a good man. and in his heart he believes the only way to be fair is to have the federal government decide health care for everybody, no matter what it costs. here is what we say. the best way to be fair is to make sure that the people and the country get basically the
same contribution, no matter where you live. and the people in your local community have control over the outcomes, so that you will have a voice if you do not like their decisions. to my republican colleagues, do not let the health care debate died. do not leave the field with your tail between your legs, keep fighting. two or my republican center -- to my republican senator leadership. help us. thank you all. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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