US Republicans have made changes to their new bill to replace Obamacare, hoping to keep it alive after being rejected by Republican bigwigs like Senators Arizona Senator John McCain.
The so-called Graham-Cassidy, named after Republican senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana who sponsor it, was the party’s new hope to replace former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.
However, McCain’s refusal to support the initiative last week was enough to kill the draft by breaking the GOP’s fragile majority in Senate.
Now, in a desperate move to revive the bill, the party has increased funding for some states like Maine (43 percent) and Arizona (14 percent), according to estimates of the state-by-state impacts obtained by The Hill.
Under the new bill, Alaska would see a small drop in federal funding, which backers of the bill say would be compensated by the money that it…