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    Republicans' (new) healthcare bill

    MacArthur Amendment to the American Health Care Act - 4/13/17




    Insurance Market Provisions
    The MacArthur Amendment would:
    Reinstate Essential Health Benefits as the federal standard
    Maintain the following provisions of the AHCA:
    o Prohibition on denying coverage due to preexisting medical conditions
    o Prohibition on discrimination based on gender
    o Guaranteed issue of coverage to all applicants
    o Guaranteed renewability of coverage
    o Coverage of dependents on parents' plan up to age 26
    o Community Rating Rules, except for limited waivers

    Limited Waiver Option
    The amendment would create an option for states to obtain Limited Waivers from certain federal
    standards, in the interest of lowering premium costs and expanding the number of insured persons.
    States could seek Limited Waivers for:
    Essential Health Benefits
    Community rating rules, except for the following categories, which are not waivable:
    o Gender
    o Age (except for reductions of the 5:1 age ratio previously established)
    o Health Status (unless the state has established a high risk pool or is participating in a
    federal high risk pool)

    Limited Waiver Requirements
    States must attest that the purpose of their requested waiver is to reduce premium costs, increase the number of persons with healthcare coverage, or advance another benefit to the public interest in the state, including the guarantee of coverage for persons with pre-existing medical conditions. The Secretary shall approve applications within 90 days of determining that an application is complete.
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    So, basically, they're going to do nothing and declare victory?
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    Did I miss the part where they end the monopolies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrt_ms1995 View Post
    So, basically, they're going to do nothing and declare victory?
    That's what it's looking like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    That's what it's looking like.
    I think they have decided to let Obamacare kill itself.

    Of course if the Democrats really cared they would try to make some changes to save it, but that won't happen, they will try to get Congress to toss more good money after the bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    I think they have decided to let Obamacare kill itself.

    Of course if the Democrats really cared they would try to make some changes to save it, but that won't happen, they will try to get Congress to toss more good money after the bad.
    The GOP controls Congress and the White House. If nothing gets done about ObamaCare, it's on the GOP's lap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    The GOP controls Congress and the White House. If nothing gets done about ObamaCare, it's on the GOP's lap.

    I'm beginning to notice however that unless your party has a HUGE advantage in Congress - it's still hard when it's your own party.
    Obama had trouble his first time around even with Democratic majorities in both houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    I'm beginning to notice however that unless your party has a HUGE advantage in Congress - it's still hard when it's your own party.
    Obama had trouble his first time around even with Democratic majorities in both houses.
    That said the GOP sent up a bill how many times that would simply repeal the ACA when Obama was potus? Now, they won't do it. That stinks to high heaven. However, it simply confirms my view they never meant to.
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