GOP Policy Experts Begin Etching Health Law ‘Grand Bargain’ In Case Of Clinton Presidency
They're particularly focused on waivers that would allow states to replace the law's insurance exchange structure with their own models.
Could Trump Loss Spur ACA Deal With Clinton?
With Donald Trump's presidential campaign faltering, Republican health policy experts are gaming out Plan B for working with a Hillary Clinton administration to achieve conservative healthcare goals. Their focus is on a possible “grand bargain” that would give conservative states greater flexibility to design market-based approaches to make coverage more affordable and reduce spending in exchange for covering low-income workers in non-Medicaid expansion states. (Meyer, 8/6)
In other news, Modern Healthcare fact checks Donald Trump's health law claims —
Behind Trump's Claim That Obamacare Cost 2 Million Jobs
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed in an economic speech Monday that his proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would “save” 2 million American jobs. But there are serious problems with that statement. The Congressional Budget Office tentatively projected in early 2014 that the ACA would reduce the total number of hours Americans work by 1.5% to 2% between 2017 and 2024—“almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor—given the new taxes and other incentives they will face and the financial benefits some will receive.” (Meyer, 8/8)