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Health insurers had until Wednesday to declare whether they planned to sell coverage next year on exchanges in most states.
Media outlets which have seen the draft proposal examine how the legislation is different than the House’s version. The bill is expected to be released today after weeks of only selected Republican senators’ work.
Critics say the bill, sponsored by Reps. David Valadao and Jeff Denham, is an effort to deflect attention from their support of the House GOP’s health care bill. But some say they are addressing a serious problem: California’s Medicaid rates are among the lowest in the nation.
The Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act was revealed Thursday. Here’s an insider’s look at the men who drafted it.
The insurers, however, want a more permanent guarantee on the subsidies. Meanwhile, The New York Times looks at who would be hurt the most if the payments stopped.
The legislation has been drafted mostly behind closed doors, and for many Thursday will be the first they see any details of it. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still pushing for a vote as early as next week.
But divisions persist along party lines.
Republican leaders are still pushing to get a vote before Congress goes on recess for the July Fourth holiday. But it’s unclear whether they have enough “yeses” to pass the legislation.
The poll reveals that even people not buying policies through the exchanges are worried about the future of health care coverage.
A new survey shows more than half of Californians fear that they or a family member could lose coverage if Republican plans for the nation’s health care system become law.