Representative John Conyers (D-MI) has authored a single-payer vintage dragon your butt napkins my lord sloth poster healthcare plan that currently has support from 60 percent of House Democrats.
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Around a half-dozen Republicans are holding discussions with Democrats about coming together to prevent the possibility of a complete collapse of small-group and individual insurance markets throughout the country. vintage dragon your butt napkins my lord sloth poster In the event that the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill does not progress, Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced a separate proposal. In Graham’s plan, federal funding for healthcare would be sent directly to states to allocate as they see fit. The Senate may also vote on a Graham-Cassidy amendment, which keeps the ACA’s taxes and allows states to administer health insurance. As a note, Senate members still have time to propose new healthcare bills. Two healthcare reform proposals were put to a vote Wednesday on the Senate floor. First, the repeal and delay bill was voted down 45-55.
The proposed legislation included an amendment from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) that would ban the use of subsidies to buy plans that cover abortion. Seven Republicans and all Democrats voted against the measure. Next, a vote to return healthcare reform to a committee process was voted down 48-52. All Republicans voted against the measure, and all Democrats voted for it. Following to vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said it was time for the Senate to move on from healthcare reform. Other senators suggested attempting a bipartisan approach to stabilizing health insurance marketplaces, but the next steps in healthcare reform are unclear. The goal is to act by September 27, when health insurance companies must sign contracts to sell plans within the marketplace for 2018. Medica, the only insurance company offering Obamacare marketplace plans in Iowa, has filed a revised premium rate increase of almost 57 percent. Medica cited uncertainty over cost-sharing reduction payments as the reason for steep premium rate increases.