Does the Graham-Cassidy bill to alter the Affordable Care Act deserve to be passed or should Congress go back to the drawing board and follow the traditional path to creating legislation?

THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. What should the Senate do? / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

As the U.S. Senate prepares to consider the health care bill being presented by Sens. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., the issue has become clear. Should, as Graham made clear, health care be a matter left up to states to control or should the federal government set the rules as well as provide a significant portion of the funds to help pay for health insurance for many of those who went without before the Affordable Care Act was put in place? Is Graham-Cassidy the answer to getting health care spending and insurance coverage on a more sustainable path, should a different approach be tried or should the ACA be left pretty much in place?

Does the Graham-Cassidy bill to alter the Affordable Care Act deserve to be passed or should Congress go back to the drawing board and follow the traditional path to creating legislation?

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