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Después de semanas de tensiones, la Cámara de Representantes logró votar el jueves 4 de mayo su propuesta de ley para reemplazar la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible por un apretado voto de 217-213. Pero la batalla no termina aquí…
With a slim margin, Senate Republicans must tread a fine line to pass their health replacement bill.
Media outlets look at how different groups will fare under the Republicans’ health plan.
CEO Paul Markovich said he opposes the Republican plan because it would allow insurers to once again discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. “We are better than that,” he said.
The California-based company, an important player in Medicaid managed care and across the Obamacare marketplaces, could prove an attractive target for larger insurers.
Despite pressure from the White House and GOP leaders, Republicans have not yet secured enough votes to pass their health law replacement bill. Here’s a look at their choices going forward.
Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), a surprise Republican defector, is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, but the lack of protections for preexisting conditions has him and others spooked. Media outlets report on the state of play on Capitol Hill and where members stand on the vote.
The GOP bill prohibits its new tax credits from being used to purchase plans that cover abortion, but California and New York require essentially all insurance plans in the state to cover abortion, meaning that there might not be any options for people in those states receiving the tax credits.
The president spoke Sunday about the hot-button topic, saying he “mandated” that coverage for preexisting conditions will be in the Republican health care bill. But while the current version of the proposed legislation says “access” is guaranteed for people with preexisting conditions, it is silent on a key point: whether such access must be affordable.
Insurers have been increasingly anxious about the deadline to turn in their proposed rate changes as uncertainty continues to swirl around the future of the health law.