TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: H.R. 567, The State Health Flexibility Act
The State Health Flexibility Act (H.R. 567), an RSC Policy Solution led by Rep. Todd Rokita, converts the federal share of the Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) into a block grant to the states. This bill will result in greater accountability and affordability by giving states complete authority and flexibility to tailor these programs to what will work best for their citizens. Transitioning into a block grant program could save the federal government nearly $1.8 trillion over the next ten years. Additionally, this bill repeals Obamacare and the Medicaid expansion it authorized. A bill similar to H.R. 567 was an RSC initiative led by Rep. Rokita during the 112th Congress, and was included in the RSC Budget during the 113th Congress
The State Health Flexibility Act provides states predictable federal funding and promotes Maximum Flexibility for States:
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