Definition of phaseout
: a gradual stopping (as in operations or production) : a closing down by phases
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Last November, Health Canada proposed a phaseout of imidacloprid, based on risks to aquatic insects, but has delayed a decision until next year.
That phaseout and several other key provisions do not take effect immediately, which could limit the short-term political impact on Trump and congressional Republicans.
The Senate bill would give a three-year phaseout of the program.
Senate GOP bill: Stretches phaseout of Medicaid expansion financing.
But other gaps will be much harder to overcome, particularly with conservatives demanding a fuller repeal of Obamacare and moderates uneasy about the phaseout of the original law’s Medicaid expansion.
Still, the number of low-income people without health insurance would be likely to grow because, starting in 2021, the bill would begin a three-year phaseout of the significant federal money expansion states now receive.
Kasich and Portman both opposed that bill, in large part because of its Medicaid expansion phaseout.
All signs in the Senate bill point to a longer phaseout for the ACA's Medicaid expansion.
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: the act of stopping something gradually over a period of time in a planned series of steps or phases
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