Monday, April 10, 2017

The frat boys' caucus unwavering determination to eliminate 10 marketplace set of essential services

Freedom Caucus would support health care bill that kills 3 ACA provisions.  (BenefitsPro, 4/10/2017)
This week, however, Vice President Mike Pence made the offer to eliminate three major provisions in the bill: essential health benefits, which mandate what services insurers must cover; community rating, which prevents insurers from charging sick people more for insurance; and guaranteed issue, which compels insurers to cover people with preexisting conditions.

Original 3/23/2017 post, "Freedom Caucus crazies' top 10 list of nonessential health care services", starts here.

Ryan postpones House vote on Obamacare repeal as talks continue.  (USA Today, 3/24/2017)
Among other things, the group is pushing for language that would eliminate "essential health benefits" — 10 services Obamacare plans are required to cover.

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