September 8, 2017
What's Up for Obamacare This Fall?
On August 22, the Washington Times ran "Senate health panel announces hearings on Obamacare markets" by Tom Howell, Jr., who quoted health committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander: "While there are a number of issues with the American health care system, if your house is on fire, you want to put out the fire, and the fire in this case is in the individual health insurance market." Alexander is "pushing for legislation that props up Obamacare's markets, which failed to attract young and healthy people in the early rounds, in part by funding critical 'cost-sharing' reimbursements." In this effort to prop up Obamacare's markets, Alexander is seeking a bipartisan solution, working with Democrat Patty Murray. The article also reports a bipartisan plan being forged by two governors that "would focus on stabilizing the individual market." It seems that some Republicans have given up on their pledge to repeal Obamacare....(Read Full Article)