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    Cruz provision in Republican health bill 'unworkable in any form', insurers warn

    Cruz provision in Republican health bill ‘unworkable in any form’, insurers warn

    – Cruz amendment would allow sale of bare-bones insurance policies
    – Judgment from insurance duo deals blow to Republican efforts to pass bill

    Associated Press in Washington
    Saturday 15 July 2017 12.53 EDT

    As the Trump administration continued to woo state governors over healthcare reform, two of the US insurance industry’s most powerful organizations said a crucial provision in the Senate Republican healthcare bill, crafted by Ted Cruz and allowing the sale of bare-bones policies, was “unworkable in any form”.

    The judgment dealt a considerable blow to party leaders’ efforts to win support for their legislation.

    Leaders included the Cruz provision in their second healthcare bill in hopes of winning votes from other hardline conservatives. But moderates have worried the bill will cause people with serious illnesses to lose coverage, while some conservatives say it does not go far enough.

    Two of the 52 Republican senators have already said they will oppose the legislation. Majority leader Mitch McConnell cannot lose any others for the legislation to survive a showdown vote expected next week. A 50-50 tied vote, with all Democrats opposing the measure, would be enough for the bill to pass with a vote from Vice-President Mike Pence.

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  • MrMickeysMom (1761 posts)
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    1. When you have the insurance industry claiming it's a dog…

    … but, we figured it was going to be awful, regardless. They’ve had nothing forever to offer up, and no one wants to admit the only plan IS real health care, not insurance care.

    McConnell ought to be hung up by his disintegrating short hairs and left out to dry.

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  • LiberalElite (5577 posts)
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    2. WTF is even the point of a 'bare bones' policy???

    I note that THEY first ensured that any changes wouldn’t affect THEIR coverage. Congress has all the insurance coverage they can handle and more. To paraphrase the famous quote from”When Harry Met Sally”, I’ll have what they’re having – and nothing less.

    I feel much better since I've given up hope
    • Mom Cat (14670 posts)
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      3. When they settle for the "bare bones" plan for themselves, I will take note.

      It is amazing that even the inscription companies hate it!

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