Sep 21, 2017

Graham and Cassidy are after Murkowski's vote

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska returns to her office on Capitol Hill. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are considering three new Alaska-specific changes to their health care proposal to gain the backing of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, according to the Independent Journal Review.

What they're offering:

  • Alaska and Hawaii would "continue to receive Obamacare's premium tax credits" despite them getting repealed in the rest of the country.
  • Medicaid per capita caps are delayed for both Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Both states get "an increased federal Medicaid matching rate"

Why it matters: Murkowski was one 3 GOP no-votes on health care earlier this year.

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