The Senate is rehashing an old GOP idea during the Affordable Care Act stabilization talks
Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago
thinkprogress.org 2 weeks ago
While some Democrats pivot to single payer legislation this week, the immediate health policy agenda item is shoring up the 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual marketplace in time for September 27, the final deadline for insurers to decide if they’ll participate or not. The Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee is resuming hearings Tuesday on how best to stabilize the marketplace this week, and one theme continues to dominate bipartisan negotiations: state flexibility. Governors and state insurance commissioners testifying before the Senate HELP committee unanimously asked lawmakers to pay insurers for subsidies provided to low-income people, a ...