Senate To Hold Bipartisan Hearings To Stabilize Insurance Markets

President Donald Trump still hopes to force legislators back to the table to find a way to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, by any means possible.

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President Donald Trump still hopes to force legislators back to the table to find a way to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, by any means possible.

Tasos Katopodis /AFP/Getty Images

Updated 4:21 pm ET August 1: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) announced today that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee will hold bipartisan hearings on ways to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces for 2018.

The hearings will start the week of Sept. 4. Their aim is to act by Sept. 27, when insurers must sign contracts to sell individual insurance plans on HealthCare.gov for 2018.

Alexander says the committee will hear from insurance commissioners, consumers, governors, insurance companies and health care experts. If Congress doesn’t act, he says, some people could find that they have no exchange options, and millions of people

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/01/540656651/trumps-tweets-threaten-to-destabilize-insurance-markets?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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