Trump’s Elaborate, Secret Blueprint To Chip Away At Health Law Reveals Strategy Behind The Scenes
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is calling the road map a list a list of options for “sabotage.” In other health law news, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) continue to work on bipartisan legislation to stabilize the marketplaces.
Trump’s Secret Plan To Scrap Obamacare
Early last year as an Obamacare repeal bill was flailing in the House, top Trump administration officials showed select House conservatives a secret road map of how they planned to gut the health law using executive authority. The March 23 document, which had not been public until now, reveals that while the effort to scrap Obamacare often looked chaotic, top officials had actually developed an elaborate plan to undermine the law — regardless of whether Congress repealed it. (Haberkorn, 1/10)
Bipartisan Senators Discuss Path Forward On ObamaCare Fix
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) met Wednesday to discuss the path forward for their bipartisan legislation aimed at stabilizing ObamaCare, aides in both parties said. The legislation’s future has been thrown into question after it was punted at the end of last month. Alexander is now pushing for the legislation to be included in a government funding package when a long-term deal on that measure is reached. (Sullivan, 1/10)