I'm not a healthcare policy analyst like all the hand-wringers on this thread, but how is this a bad thing?
"The main knock against old high risk pools was that they didn't have enough funding to deliver adequate coverage. This was indeed true. The AHCA does not make this mistake. Comparing the federal funding available to states in 2018 for high risk programs against the amount states spent on high risk pools in 2011 shows a dramatic increase in funding. In 2011, high risk pools in 35 states received just $1.2 billion in support. Those same states, according to estimates by Oliver Wyman and Avelere, will receive $10 to $11 billion in federal funding in 2018."