This week House Republicans released their health care bill to replace Obamacare. It’s terrible.
Heritage health care expert, Ed Haislmaier, explains why the proposed bill does not fix the failings of Obamacare.
The key problem with the draft House health care bill is that it fails to correct the features of Obamacare that drove up health insurance costs. Instead, it mainly tweaks Obamacare’s financing and subsidy structure.
Basically, the bill focuses on protecting those who gained subsidized coverage through the law’s exchange subsidies and Medicaid expansion, while failing to correct Obamacare’s misguided insurance regulations that drove up premiums for Americans buying coverage without government subsidies.
That is both a policy problem and a political problem.
Read Ed’s full explanation to find out why this bill fails to address Obamacare’s issues.
Why do you think House leadership proposed a bill like this?