Insurance Chief: ‘Very Bad Things’ Would Happen To California If GOP Replacement Bill Passes
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones discusses the Republicans' health plan in an interview with the Sacramento Bee. Another expected program that would be hard hit by the proposal is Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile, many Republicans in California's U.S. congressional delegation keep mum about their party's plan.
ACA Replacement Bill Would Defund Planned Parenthood, San Diego Organization Reacts
The bill introduced by House Republicans on Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act would defund Planned Parenthood by not allowing Medicaid to reimburse services that the organization provides. Federal funding already does not pay for abortions. The new bill would cut reimbursements for birth control, cancer screenings and other medical procedures at Planned Parenthood clinics. (Cavanaugh and Ruth, 3/9)
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Many Of California's Republican Members Of Congress Are Saying Very Little About Their Party's Healthcare Bill
Many of California’s congressional Republicans represent districts with a large number of people who have insurance under Obamacare, and they’re taking a cautious approach to the House Republican plan to replace the healthcare law. A proposed replacement for Obamacare released earlier this week has drawn a firestorm of criticism on the left and the right. By Thursday, most of the 14 Republicans in the California delegation, including some of the seven who represent districts that backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, had said only that they were still assessing the proposed law. (Wire, 3/9)