On Monday, Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine presented a bill that may replace the current healthcare law. This bill would keep some aspects of the Obamacare but, also, would eradicate the unpopular aspects such as the mandate that force people to have health insurance.
Even though one of the first action of the new President was to sign an executive order.that “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay any ACA requirement that would impose a fiscal burden,” my experts believed that the executive order did not actually modify the law
“I think the executive order is a large part symbolic,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an economist and president of the American Action Forum. “It’s important symbolism. There was a commitment to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,” Holtz-Eakin told NBC News.
Other officials even have labeled Trump’s executive order as confusing, That is why Senator Collins and Capito have developed their own bill
The Virginian Senator explained that
“It keeps important protections such as coverage for pre-existing conditions, allowing dependent coverage through age 26, and retaining improvements to the federal Black Lung benefits program, which is especially important in West Virginia,”
The senators added in a statement that
“The state will receive the money that would have been paid for a Medicaid expansion. If states have already expanded Medicaid, the state can choose to keep the Medicaid expansion or convert that funding into subsidies to help individuals purchase private insurance,”
Let’s hope that all representatives and senators work together and, objectively, revise this proposal and others that may be presented soon. It is urgent to have a better health care law.
Read the full article at NBC News