Republicans Just Openly Brided Murkowski For Her Vote To Destroy Obamacare
It’s not a secret at this point that Republicans are desperate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Their latest attempt to gain a vote from Sen. Lisa Murkowski has sunk to a new low, even for Republicans.
Republicans are offering Murkowski the chance for her state of Alaska to keep Obamacare in exchange for her vote on repealing it for the rest of the country.
According to Politico:
“The Senate’s Obamacare repeal bill may protect Alaska and up to four other sparsely populated states from major cuts to Medicaid through 2026, a potential boon to the home of pivotal GOP swing vote Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The plan from Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) allows a limited number of states to opt out of its new Medicaid financing system, which would give states set sums to run their programs and do away with the open-ended entitlement that exists today.”
Republicans’ Murkowski bribe includes:
– Alaska and Hawaii would “continue to receive Obamacare’s premium tax credits” despite them getting repealed in the rest of the country.
– Medicaid per capita caps are delayed for both Alaska and Hawaii.
– Both states get “an increased federal Medicaid matching rate”
Murkowski was one of the Senators who opposed the initial Obamacare repeal bill, but who knows how she’ll vote now that Republicans are bribing her.