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Sen. Warner introduces changes to the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D) introduced three proposals Wednesday aimed at improving the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

An opponent of the Republican-proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), Warner said he wants to create solutions for problems with the ACA rather than completely doing away with the program.

“Since we first began debating health care reform in Congress, I have said both parties need to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act to ensure our health care system works better for more people,” Warner said in a prepared statement. “What we have seen instead are several ineffective efforts to repeal the ACA, combined now with active attempts to undermine the existing system for political reasons – all of which puts coverage for millions of Americans at risk. These commonsense reforms will give families additional coverage choices and price points to meet their medical and financial needs.”

The three reforms Warner put forward are:

-The Expanded Consumer Choice Act, which Warner says would create a lower cost health care option, the Copper Plan, in addition to the existing Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze plans. The Copper Plan could reduce participants premiums by at least 17 percent, according to Warner's office.

-The States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act, a measure that matches any state's Medicaid expansion with the same level of federal funding. States would be given an incentive to expand because they would be met dollar for dollar with Medicaid funding.

-The Commonsense Competition and Access to Health Insurance Act, which would allow insurers to offer coverage across state lines, resulting in increased competition and competitive prices.

The House has already passed a new health care plan, although that measure won't pass the Senate as approved in the House. Republican leadership has struggled to secure a majority of votes in the Senate to pass their new health care plan.

Comments


I wonder why he didn’t make these proposals while the Big O was in office?


Best thing to do is drop ACA, anything but affordable, too many issues and not enough money to sustain. Go back to prior medical care coverage where it was much cheaper for 80% prior to ACA and then work on pre existing coverage. Very simple.


Lets take this piece by piece:

Reform #1 - Meh, I suppose if someone wants even worse coverage than they already have then why not let them have it.

Reform #2 - And where is this money going to come from?  Somebody should really explain to politicians how calculators work.

Reform #3 - This really is commonsense and should have been in Obamacare originally and in the Trumpcare proposal.  But the insurance companies DO NOT want it, so its never going to happen.


Nothing affordable about Obamacare….repeal it.


Two Words
Single Payer
Too Soon?
Public Option


Kaz661 is totally right regarding Warner and his proposals.  “Dimms” won’t work with Republicans on Health Care.  Warner has to respond in some way and he hopes this will get him elected AGAIN. This time we need to throw the baby out with the bath water.  The message is fear and hate.  Gee remember how convincing Obama was “IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR” Whatever.


Warner is grandstanding as usual. If Democrats really wanted these three reforms they would have been in Obmacare to begin with. Only the gullible will believe Mark.


These are all great proposals by Sen. Warner. Time for the LTM republican commenter outrage machine to come out against reasonable recommendations. Can’t wait to read all the logical fallacies InfoWars emailed to you this morning to retort this.

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