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Reforming health care reform: Republicans’ first stab

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It’s no secret that the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress want to consign the Affordable Care Act to the scrap heap. There’s been an awful lot of talk about which approach they favor: (1) repeal, (2) repeal and replace, (3) repeal and repair or (4) just repair. Now we know—at least in first draft form.

Thanks to Politico, which snagged a copy of a “discussion draft” we can begin to see where health care reform may be headed.

Keep in mind, though, that it’s likely that this discussion may have already changed and will probably change many more times before the ink is dry. Nevertheless, it’s a good place to start.

Note: We’re only going to review the portion of this discussion draft that covers group plans.

The discussion draft carried the word “reconciliation” in its title. Why this is important: Reconciliation bills—which exclusively address matters affecting the federal budget—can’t be filibustered...(register to read more)

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