New GOP Health Proposal Could Ditch Protections For People Who Are Sick

Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., has drawn up a proposed amendment to the GOP health care bill, hoping to attract enough support to pass the House.

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Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., has drawn up a proposed amendment to the GOP health care bill, hoping to attract enough support to pass the House.

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House Republicans are mulling over new changes to their health care proposal, hoping to wrangle enough votes to pass a bill that would allow them to keep their campaign pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The latest proposal allows states to make changes to the ACA’s rules governing health insurance policies and markets, in an effort to allow some states to offer stripped-down policies with lower premiums.

The proposal represents a deal between Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., who is the head of the moderate Tuesday Group, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who leads the far-right Freedom Caucus. The two groups could not agree on details

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/20/524881039/new-gop-health-proposal-could-ditch-protections-for-people-who-are-sick?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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