Friday, February 17, 2017

Latest on the Non-Plan to Replace ACA

Yes, I would not want to talk to my constituents about this either.

House Republicans came out of a highly anticipated meeting on health care Thursday morning with some new details on the options GOP leaders are considering to replace the Affordable Care Act, but not with the fully formed plan that those leaders and President Trump have promised.

Yes, that's some real progress. Wanted to point out this trinket.

Price, who served in the House until his confirmation last week and penned an ACA alternative plan, told members that Trump is “all in” on repealing the Obama-era law and replacing it “concurrently.” But he indicated that the House would take the lead in that process and did not endorse specific ­overhaul elements. He also gave only a broad overview of regulatory steps he would be taking as secretary to address turmoil in the insurance markets.

At one point, according to an attendee of the party meeting, Price quipped that he used to be frustrated when he was a congressman and Cabinet secretaries gave vague answers to his questions. Now, he said, as secretary, he is obligated to be vague.

I bet those who are running for election in a year and nine months appreciate that little jest.

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