Striking Three Things From Health Bill Would Win Over Freedom Caucus
Rep. Mark Meadows (R- N.C.) said the caucus would support the legislation if it did away with essential health benefits; community rating, which says insurers can't charge sick people more for insurance; and guaranteed issue, which says insurers must cover people with pre-existing conditions.
Meadows: Freedom Caucus Would Back Bill That Got Rid Of 3 ObamaCare Regs
The majority of the House Freedom Caucus would vote for a healthcare bill that gets rid of three of ObamaCare's insurer regulations, the group’s chairman, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), said Thursday. The caucus has withheld its support from the GOP's ObamaCare repeal bill last month, saying it does nothing to drive down insurance premiums. (Hellmann, 4/6)
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House Freedom Caucus Could Back Health Care Bill Changes: 5 Takeaways
Meadows said the group wants to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions will still be able to get insurance, and insurance premiums will be reduced. "If we don't do that, we will have failed," said Meadows. (Eaton, 4/6)