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Blunt, Greitens support newest version of GOP health care plan

The newest plan from Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has won the support of Missouri’s Sen. Roy Blunt and Gov. Eric Greitens.

Both Missouri Republicans were critical of the Affordable Care Act when stating their support for the new bill, known as “Graham-Cassidy” after sponsoring Sens. Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy.

Blunt spoke Tuesday about Graham-Cassidy on the Senate floor, emphasizing “higher costs and less access Missouri families are facing under Obamacare.” He supported giving states more control.

Greitens’ support of the bill was reported by a Politico correspondent Tuesday evening in the form of a tweet. The Missouri Republican’s support was publicized alongside 14 other GOP politicians who favor Graham-Cassidy.

Like two previous 2017 repeal attempts, Graham-Cassidy would make major changes to the U.S. health-care system, ending the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and lifting the ACA insurance mandates for people and companies.

Missouri was projected to see an increase in funding in the short term, according to an analysis.

Read more: Springfield News-Leader

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