The latest Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement bill, sponsored by Sens. Bill Cassidy, Lindsey Graham, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson, would both reduce and redistribute federal health care funding to the states. And that would create clear winners and losers among states. The left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ran the numbers to figure out how each state would fare.
Our thought bubble: This is the biggest reason we think the Graham-Cassidy bill is unlikely to go anywhere. To pass it, GOP senators from states like Arizona and Florida would have to vote to give up federal dollars to, effectively, subsidize states like Texas and Alabama.