Health – House Leadership Announces Plans to Resurrect Health Care Bill

On April 6, the House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent a letter to House Republicans prior to their two-week recess announcing that the House has resumed its work on the American Health Care Act. The House Rules Committee approved an amendment to create a $15 billion risk sharing program. Additionally, members are considering eliminating requirements that insurers offer certain benefits such as habilitation services as well as eliminating the prohibition of charging higher premiums to beneficiaries with chronic health conditions. McCarthy stated that they may end the recess early if they achieve a consensus among enough members to pass the bill. See The Arc’s Action Alert for more information including how to fight back.

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