U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today will introduce the State Health Flexibility Act with three members of the Republican Study Committee, including Chairman Jim Jordan. This bill will combine federal funding to the states for Medicaid and CHIP (the Children's Health Insurance Program) into a single block grant that allows states to design their programs according to the needs and priorities of their own citizens.
Broun said, "The State Health Flexibility Act is a prime example of how the federal government can build bridges to send powers back to the states and to the American people. This legislation repeals ObamaCare in its entirety, and then reforms Medicaid and CHIP so that these programs can be tailored to each state's individual needs. By taking the federal government out of the equation, the states will be able to provide better and more affordable care to patients that need it the most."