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GOP Releases Legislation Intended to Stabilize Exchange Markets

March 21, 2018

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Republican congressional health leaders introduced legislation to stabilize individual federal insurance exchange markets on March 19th.

The Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2018, introduced by the chairs of the Senate HELP and House Energy and Commerce committees, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), respectively, plus Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA), would restore funding for cost-sharing reduction subsidies and reinsurance programs, and provide new federal flexibility for section 1332 waivers.

The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation estimated the measure would increase the deficit by $19.1 billion over the next 10 years, while increasing the number of individuals with health insurance coverage by “fewer than 500,000 people in each year from 2019 through 2022,” compared with baseline projections.

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