By Tim Kowols
Senator Ron Johnson see his proposed block grant plan as a way to properly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The plan, also being championed by Republican Senators Lindsay Graham, Dean Heller, and Bill Cassidy, would distribute federal health funding into block grants for individual states to divvy up for their own programs. Sen. Johnson believes the approach would work better than what is currently being done.
According to The Advocate based in Baton Rouge, La., opponents of the bill say it would place caps on future Medicaid spending. Senator Johnson says other 2018 priorities include border and cyber protection and welfare reform.