There Are Now Three Senate Health Care Plans Pitted Against Each Other
News outlets take a deeper look at the Graham-Cassidy bill, the market stabilization efforts and the Democrats' single-payer proposal.
The Wall Street Journal:
Senate’s Three Health-Care Proposals: A Guide
Since the Republican effort to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act faltered in July, three major efforts have emerged in the Senate as lawmakers seek a path forward. They include a final effort to repeal the ACA; an attempt to find a compromise that would shore up the insurance markets; and a push for a new government-run system. All of them face big political hurdles. Here are some key details of the three proposals. (Hackman, 9/19)
The Race Is On As Senate Factions Vie To Either Fix Or Replace The ACA
Three separate legislative trains, one from the right, one from the center and one from the left, are running down Congress' heavily mined healthcare reform tracks, and it's not clear which one will reach the station. Time is running out fast, at least for the conservative and centrist trains. That spells trouble for insurers, providers and patients heading into 2018. Healthcare industry groups hope the winner is the bipartisan initiative being crafted in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to stabilize the individual market and reduce premiums for next year. (Meyer, 9/18)
The Washington Post:
Could Congress Repeal Obamacare In The Next Two Weeks?
Here's what you need to know about the renewed attempt to repeal Obamacare and what must happen for it to get to President Trump's desk in the next two weeks. (Phillips, 9/18)