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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alexander on healthcare fix
US Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced Tuesday a short-term plan to offer bipartisan legislation to stabilize the individual health insurance market and begin to lower the costs of premiums. He said the proposal is to insure that all Americans have access to health insurance. According to the Congressional Budget Office, without federal cost-sharing reduction payments, premiums will rise, the national debt will increase by nearly $194 billion over ten years, and up to 16 million Americans may find themselves living in counties where no company sells insurance in the individual market. Witnesses also testified that one way to lower costs for consumers is to give states more flexibility than the Affordable Care Act now allows to design health insurance plans give consumers more choices. We have purposely limited our proposal to these two things -- first, two years of temporary cost-sharing payments, and, second, amendments that would give states meaningful flexibility in using section 1332 innovation waiver that is already a part of the Affordable Care Act.


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