- Republicans appear close to reintroducing an Affordable Care Act replacement bill — legislation they apparently think is so good that they are protecting themselves from being impacted by it.
- The new GOP-crafted bill would allow states to waive popular protections currently guaranteed in the ACA.
- Those protections include mandating that insurance plans cover so-called “Essential Health Benefits,” such as prescription drugs and hospitalization, as well as preventing insurance companies from charging Americans with pre-existing conditions more for coverage.
- If passed, that means insurance companies could charge Americans with pre-existing conditions more for insurance plans that might not even cover the services they need.
- However, the GOP’s new bill would not allow insurance companies to waive those protections for members of Congress and their staff.
- Members of Congress and their staff are currently required to purchase their health care coverage through the ACA exchanges under section 1312(d)(3)(D) of the ACA. Read more (4/26/17 8 AM)
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