Obamacare by another name
Bloomberg has a lesson for President Trump and national Republicans from Matt Bevin, the Republican governor of Kentucky: rebranding Obamacare might be easier than killing it.
Some Republican-friendly additions Kentucky lawmakers made to Obamacare while maintaining Medicaid expansion in the state:
- Rebranding — the program is known as Kynect or Passport
- Monthly premiums of $1 to $15, allowed to rise annually
- $1,000 per year deductible, funded by the state
- A requirement to work or volunteer for 20 hours each week
Why this matters: This could be a template for how the national battle for Obamacare might end up, our own David Nather wrote last week.