House Democrats have introduced a bill to further expand healthcare access while reversing the Trump administration’s attempts to weaken the ACA through regulatory changes. The bill’s key provisions include:
-Expansion of ACA tax credit availability for those purchasing plans on the exchanges
-Creation of a national reinsurance program to shield insurers from unexpectedly high medical costs, which in turn will keep premiums low
-Reversal of a Trump rule allowing the sale of subpar insurance plans that don’t cover ACA-mandated essential benefits
-Reinstatement of ACA enrollment outreach funding
While the bill does not go far enough to guarantee universal healthcare access for all Americans, it is nevertheless an important measure to strengthen the ACA against the Trump administration’s ongoing assault. Furthermore, Speaker Pelosi has made clear that this legislation does not preclude broader healthcare legislation down the line. Urge your representatives to support this important protective legislation.
Call Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI), 202-225-3031
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