An executive order could allow insurers to offer less-than-full medical coverage, which are likely to draw healthier Americans from more expensive plans that help subsidize coverage.
The president's executive order Thursday allows insurers to offer less-than-full medical coverage, which are likely to draw healthier Americans from more expensive plans that help subsidize coverage.
While far from a sure thing, the plan isn't as visceral as cutting Medicaid, and could be an easier lift for the GOP than health care. Trump is reaching out to Democrats, and may find some takers, though they generally panned the plan as a gift to the wealthy.
By moving power and money to the states, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare built on a powerful idea that's popular beyond conservative ranks. But the Graham-Cassidy bill contained too many other flaws to get the needed votes.
Wanting to fulfill campaign promises is pushing one final effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Republican leaders hope that this bill, geared toward state, rather than federal control, will have what it takes to pass both houses in the upcoming vote.
The parties have plenty of reasons not to cooperate, including raw feelings and deep ideological differences. But several Democrats and Republicans, feeling the urgency of a partial collapse of Obamacare, have been quietly talking behind the scenes.
Three Republican senators – John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – voted 'no' to kill the bill, joining the Democrats, who unanimously voted in opposition.
After the repeal measure was defeated in the Senate Wednesday, the GOP moved to a pared down version that would simply remove some of the most unpopular parts of the Affordable Care Act.
In a dramatic vote Tuesday, senators agreed to open debate on a modified health care bill. Later that evening, the Senate blocked the proposal – a signal that a new approach must be taken if any revised health care legislation is to pass.
The unraveling of Republicans' go-it-alone approach could well end up involving Democrats in the search for a solution to rising premiums and insurers pulling out of the Affordable Care Act.