Alexander calls Senate hearings to spur 'difficult but possible' action on health care

Alexander calls Senate hearings to spur 'difficult but possible' action on health care

August 23rd, 2017 by The Tennessean in Politics State

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has said his committee will hold hearings in early September to see what can be stabilized about the Affordable Care Act for those who will have insurance on the health care law in 2018.

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WASHINGTON — Senators looking for ways to strengthen the insurance market will hear from governors and state health insurance commissioners at their first bipartisan hearings next month.

Extending cost-sharing reduction payments through 2018, is a priority for Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Alexander also wants to increase flexibility for states to determine the policies they offer through a revision to Sect. 1332, which allows states to apply for waivers.

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