Task Force To Lay Out Draft ‘Replace’ Plan For GOP Leaders
The Obamacare replacement plan is part of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s promise to put together a conservative agenda ahead of the Republican convention this summer.
House GOP To Huddle Over Health Care As Hearing Hints At Changes
House GOP leaders announced Wednesday at a weekly closed-door conference meeting that they will present members with an update on the Republican Obamacare replacement plan on Thursday afternoon, according to a senior GOP aide. ... While the plan is not yet finalized, a hearing in Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee on Wednesday offered hints of what the replacement plan might contain. Committee members are mulling various ways to handle pre-existing conditions, quality of coverage, affordability and insurance regulation. (Owens, 5/11)
GOP Lawmakers To Get Briefing From Leaders Of ObamaCare Replacement Effort
The meeting, which will be attended by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), marks the first time the task force will lay out a draft of its plan after months of conversations with members, according to a House GOP aide. The plan is expected to include numerous standard Republican health policy ideas — including a controversial proposal to cap the employer tax exclusion for health insurance, according to two Republican lobbyists. ... Details of the plan have been mostly kept quiet, but Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, told The Hill that other elements include allowing insurers to sell across state lines and “beefing up” health savings accounts. (Sullivan and Ferris, 5/11)
Also see a related KHN video: Sounds Like A Good Idea? Selling Insurance Across State Lines (Rovner and Ying, 5/10)