Democrats Offer Bill To Roll Back Short-Term-Plans Rule With Aim Of Forcing GOP To Vote On Health Care Before Midterms
It would be a tough task to get the measure to pass, but even a failed vote would let Democrats highlight the issue on the trail, where health care is a hot topic.
Dem Introduces Measure To Overturn Trump Expansion Of Non-ObamaCare Plans
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Wednesday introduced a measure to overturn a Trump administration rule expanding access to non-ObamaCare insurance plans. The move is a step in Senate Democrats’ plan to force a vote on the measure as they seek to argue Republicans are attacking protections for people with pre-existing conditions, a key argument Democrats want to make in the midterm election campaign. (Sullivan, 8/29)
Democrats To Force Vote On Overturning Short-Term Plan Rule
Baldwin has spoken with Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia about potential support for the petition and plans to talk to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) as well, according to her staff. Senate Democrats said earlier this month they would try to force an upper chamber vote on the short-term plan rule that allows people to renew limited coverage for up to three years. "The Trump administration is rewriting the rules on guaranteed healthcare protections that millions of Americans depend on," Baldwin said. "They are moving forward on an expansion of junk insurance plans that can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and don't have to cover essential services like prescription drugs, emergency room visits and maternity care." (Luthi, 8/29)