“This takes the power out of Washington, D.C.; starts putting it in the states.”
WASHINGTON – During an appearance on CNN's “New Day” Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) highlighted the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care bill and the importance of allowing state governments to develop innovative solutions to serve the health care needs of their citizens.
Excerpts from the interview are below, and the full segment can be found here.
“Right now there are three states, California, New York and Massachusetts — they represent a little more than 20 percent of the population, yet they get about 36 percent of all Obamacare funding. It's simply unfair.”
“Governors and state legislatures will be far more concerned about those forgotten men and women if they have more control over those dollars, rather than Washington, D.C.'s, one-size-fits-all model.”
“By turning these into block grants, … (we) start putting governors in charge and the governors in the states start putting pressure on Washington, D.C., to create greater waivers, give them greater flexibility.