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Politics Insurance Companies Say Cruz Amendment ‘Unworkable’

19:51  17 july  2017
19:51  17 july  2017 Source:   rollcall.com

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Two of the nation’s largest health care insurance companies called on the Senate to strike an amendment by Sen. Ted Cruz to their health care bill, saying it would America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said the proposal was “ unworkable in any form.”

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Two of the nation’s largest health care insurance companies called on the Senate to strike an amendment by Sen. Ted Cruz to their health care bill, saying it would “undermine protections for those with pre-existing medical conditions.”

Cruz’s amendment to the Better Care Reconciliation Act would allow insurers to sell low-cost policies that don’t meet existing federal regulations so long as they also offer one plan that does include services required under the Affordable Care Act, such as prescription drugcoverage.

Insurers warn Cruz provision will 'skyrocket' premiums for sick people

  Insurers warn Cruz provision will 'skyrocket' premiums for sick people The insurer trade groups wrote a rare joint letter against the provision.America's Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association warned that the provision from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would mean "premiums will skyrocket for people with preexisting conditions" and "millions of more individuals will become uninsured.

Insurance companies are against this. Why is ANYONE for it? Oh, tax breaks for millionaires. Has anyone ever accused Cruz of being very bright?

Insurers call the Cruz amendment in the Senate health care bill " unworkable " and say it would lead to higher premiums and more uninsured. © 2018 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company . All Rights Reserved.Terms under which this service is provided to you.

America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said the proposal was “unworkable in any form.” The health insurance companies sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Friday afternoon expressing their concerns that people on the individual market would lose coverage and premiums would rise.

Prior to this letter, the two insurance groups expressed problems with the amendment in separate statements.

The condemnation comes as McConnell works to persuade both conservative and moderate Republicans to back his plan to repeal and replace President Obama’s 2010 signature healthcare law.

McConnell delayed a vote on the revised health care bill after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced Friday he had undergone surgery for a blood clot behind his eye.

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The nation’s largest health insurance companies blasted a health reform proposal by Republican Sen. That, insurers say , would be a disaster and destabilize insurance markets. Mike Lee, R-Utah as " unworkable ," creating "two sets of rules." The Cruz amendment would "undermine preexisting

The Cruz amendment was included in the latest version of the Republican replacement bill as a way to push conservative holdouts toward supporting the plan.

“I am encouraged that the revised bill ensures consumers have the freedom to choose among more affordable plans that are tailored to their individual healthcare needs,” Cruz said in a statement.

The senator from Texas said his proposal would still require plans to meet state protection requirements, even if they don’t comply with regulations under Obama’s health care law. Tax-credits would continue to be provided for people using Obamacare-compliant plans.

The letter from the health insurance companies said this consumer freedom provision would drive up premiums as healthier people move to less-regulated plans, while those with pre-existing conditions would continue needing the comprehensive plans. The two groups said middle-income families would be especially impacted because they don’t qualify for the tax-credits.

Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable'

  Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable' Two of the insurance industry's most powerful organizations say a crucial provision is "unworkable in any form." The criticism was lodged in an unusual joint statement by America's Health Care Plans and the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

Even the insurance companies are saying this is a terrible idea that will lead to higher premiums. Ted Cruz (R-TX)-sponsored provision that was included in the latest version of the Senate legislation. “It is simply unworkable in any form and would undermine protections for those with pre-existing

The provision, championed by Cruz and Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee, has been roundly criticized by the center-right. They say that the provision will increase premiums and Two of the nation’s largest health insurance groups came out against the amendment , also calling it “ unworkable .”

The amendment could raise premiums for 1.5 million people with pre-existing conditions, according to a report released last week by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office was expected to publish an analysis of the updated bill early this week but said the release was postponed on Sunday. No further update has been provided.

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Republicans Leap Into the Awful Known .
The terrible truth about their health plans isn’t debatable.Sometime in the next few days the Congressional Budget Office will release its analysis of the latest version of the Republican health care plan. Senator Mitch McConnell is doing all he can to prevent a full assessment, for example by trying to keep the C.B.O. from scoring the Cruz provision, which would let insurers discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. Nonetheless, everyone expects a grim prognosis.

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