Governors Sound Off On How To Fix Health Insurance

Governors from left; Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gary Herbert of Utah all testified Thursday about ways t improve the ACA.

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Governors from left; Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gary Herbert of Utah all testified Thursday about ways t improve the ACA.

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The Senate is again trying to tackle the politics of health care. Rather than going for sweeping changes, lawmakers are acting more like handymen this time, looking for tweaks and fixes that will make the system that’s already in place work better.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is leading the effort to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s insurance markets for next year. He’s trying to get a bipartisan bill together in the next 10 days, he said Thursday. He’s working against the clock; insurance companies have only until Sept. 27 to commit to selling policies on the ACA exchanges,

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/07/549193137/governors-sound-off-on-how-to-fix-health-insurance?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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