ACA stabilization bill is getting a serious second look

Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander.
Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray are re-examining their market stabilization plan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators from both parties are taking another look at efforts to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's individual market. Democrats are reassessing the initial bipartisan proposal, while Republicans seem increasingly open to new federal spending they once opposed.

Why it matters: Experts say a fresh review is a good thing, if members want their legislation to actually bring down premiums. The health care landscape has changed a lot since the stabilization bill was introduced last year , and it's just common sense to take that into account.