GOP Senators to Offer Obamacare Replacement Plan Monday


GOP Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Bill Cassidy (LA.) say they are set to propose a plan for replacing Obamacare on Monday.  The plan will arrive at about the same time as the Trump administration is expected to begin taking steps towards repealing the law.

The Hill reports that the new proposal gives states more flexibility.  The plan allows states to either keep the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), or choose an “alternative route” using funding earmarked for the ACA. 

According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the ACA is more popular today than it was in previous years, and thus the ability for state’s to choose their own healthcare system is a major part of the new proposal.  However, Sen. Cassidy points out that the alternative plan will cover everyone who is currently insured, plus 95% of all Americans.

Sen. Collins says the push to introduce the new plan started after Republicans voted last week to begin repealing Obamacare.

Collins and Cassidy recognize there is a lot of pressure on President-elect Trump from the public, Democrats, and many Republican lawmakers who want to see a replacement plan in place at the same time Obamacare is repealed.

In addition to the Collin-Cassidy plan, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is also introducing his own replacement plan.  As expected, the Democrat-Republican turmoil is making the process difficult, and could cause considerable grid-lock once a plan is chosen.

H/T: The Hill 

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