Apr 6, 2017

House committee will markup new Trumpcare amendment Thursday

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Trumpcare isn't totally dead yet. While the House is leaving town without an agreement on how to deal with key Obamacare insurance regulations, the House Rules Committee will meet Thursday to markup an amendment adding a new "risk-sharing fund" to the House Obamacare replacement bill.

From a senior GOP House aide: "While we're still working toward a final agreement, progress was made this week on some new policy. An amendment from Reps. Palmer and Schweikert would create a new risk-sharing fund that members across the spectrum of the conference are enthusiastic about."

Between the lines: The AHCA change is called "invisible risk sharing," and the goal of the fund is to help sick enrollees get coverage. The proposed change would give Health and Human Services $15 billion over 10 years to give to health insurers to help them drive down premiums for coverage plans in individual markets.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

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Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

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Gov. Tim Walz to mobilize Minnesota's full National Guard

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Saturday he is activating the full National Guard to respond to street violence in Minneapolis that broke out during protests of a police encounter that left a black man, George Floyd, dead.

Why it matters: This is the first time the state has activated the full National Guard since World War II. " The Minnesota National Guard told Axios in an email that up to 10,000 soldiers and airmen would be deployed after all activations and processing are complete.