Insurance Sales Across State Lines

Trump plans executive order allowing health insurers to sell across state lines

President Donald Trump said he plans to issue an executive order possibly next week that would allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines, a move that Republicans have said could cut costs and boost competition in the insurance market. Trump said he also plans to work with Democrats on a bipartisan health care bill in the next few months.

The Hill (9/27),  The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) (9/27)

GOP -Another Try at Repeal

Two GOP Senators Give Obamacare Repeal One More Try
Two Republican senators are launching yet another attempt at repealing Obamacare, preparing to offer legislation that would try to bridge one of the key dividing elements of an effort that has twice failed to pass the senate, according to a section-by-section analysis obtained by NBC News.
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Extension of Obamacare

California, Other States To Extend Obamacare Sign-Up Beyond Federal Limit
California and several other states will exempt themselves this year from a new Trump administration rule that cuts in half the amount of time consumers have to buy individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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Push to Expand Medicare Benefits

Legislation to cover dental, vision and hearing care under Medicare is being floated by Democratic members of Congress. Dan Adcock of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare said adding benefits would be expensive but would ultimately save the government money by reducing serious health problems associated with a lack of these types of care.

Hope to stabilize Health Care

Senate health panel aims to pass stabilization bill this month
Alexander (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he’ll spend the next three weeks developing and attempting to pass a bipartisan bill that would provide one year of funding for cost-sharing reduction subsidies and increase flexibility on key Affordable Care Act requirements through changes to the state waiver program. Hearings begin this week, when the panel will hear from governors and state insurance officials.

Politico (9/1),  The Hill (9/5)