Through his political action committee, 'America Next', Jindal's plan would provide incentives to states that come up with proposals to curb health care costs.
States that could lower health care costs would be eligible for $100 billion in grant money, but they would have to guarantee health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions.
Jindal also wrote an opinion piece for Fox News, saying the focus needs to be on "the health care issue Americans care most about:rising costs."
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The Democratic National Committee released this statement:
“After six years of failed leadership from Bobby Jindal, Louisiana has one of the highest rates of uninsured residents in the entire country. Today, more than one in five Louisianans do not have health insurance. And as Governor, Jindal has made things even worse by callously refusing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion that would benefit 265,000 of Jindal’s own constituents – all because he’s putting his own rigid partisanship and political ambition ahead of what’s good for his state.
“The plan Governor Jindal announced today – much like the Ryan Budget – starts by repealing Obamacare, which could result in millions of Americans being kicked off their current health care plans and bring back the worst parts of the old, failed health care system. Both plans would roll back crucial protections and take us back to broken system where insurance companies were in the driver’s seat, end Medicare as we know it by implementing voucher systems, and gutting Medicaid funding that benefits millions of Americans.
“Jindal’s plan is nothing more than a rehash of failed Republican ideas that have been – and will continue to be – rejected by the voters.”
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