Trump Won't Sign Any Bill That Might Help Health Insurance Market

Violet Powell
September 15, 2017

"We worked so hard to get the health care that we do have".

There is also good reason to hope that Cassidy-Graham dies quickly. John McCain, one of the three no votes that killed the last repeal attempt.

Given the dramatic late-night vote back in July that saw Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's skinny repeal narrowly defeated, the odds of completely rewriting government healthcare in just over two weeks is unlikely, even with a 51-vote majority. "Most of the discussion about flexibility has centered on amending the section 1332 state innovation waiver, because it is already in the Affordable Care Act, including commonsense suggestions to improve and speed up the process to make the 1332 waivers easier for states to use". And this proposal is not likely to be any more popular, given the cuts being suggested.

The measure would also repeal the ACA's individual and employer mandates as well as its medical device tax, and would "strengthen the ability for states to waive Obamacare regulations", the release continued. Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs and a leading health-care expert, said that the bill looked like the "most coherent" GOP health-care plan considered this year.

"Here's what they're doing: they're comparing funding levels under their block grant in 2026 to funding levels under the ACA in 2020". If the senators' 2015 words meant anything, they will push for a vote on the bill before the end of September. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), have been pushing the plan for weeks. Soaring premiums have been a persistent problem for individuals enrolled on the Obamacare state exchanges.

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The timing is of the announcement is particularly notable.

. Dean Heller, R-Nev. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his Medicare For All bill.

The GOP press conference came before a scheduled news conference by Sanders and Democrats to unveil a new single-payer bill that would cover all Americans under a more comprehensive version of Medicare. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, and Tom Udall of New Mexico all plan to attend Sanders announcement Wednesday.

"This is our last and best shot for the Republican Party to show that we have ideas and our ideas are better than the other side", he said.

Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has urged a more bipartisan approach to reforming the health care system to avoid partisan overhauls with each change of presidential administrations.

Still, Heller insisted to TPM on Wednesday that Nevada would see a 30 percent health care spending increase under the bill, and said Nevada could both keep and expand its Medicaid program if it passes.

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