From the National Health Law Program
By Jennifer Lav
Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Dean Heller (Nev.) and
Ron Johnson (Wis.) released a bill (hereinafter “Graham-Cassidy”) on Sept. 14 to repeal
the ACA and eliminate the current financing structure of Medicaid. This bill is extremely
similar to the failed Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA 2.0), but has the potential to
harm individuals with disabilities even more. This fact sheet addresses how the
Graham-Cassidy bill threatens to significantly reduce coverage for people with
disabilities, violate their right to live in the community, and undermine decades of state and federal initiatives to rebalance Medicaid spending towards community-based care.
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