Stef W. Kight Apr 20, 2017
Moderates, conservatives cut tentative new Trumpcare deal
House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows and Tuesday Group co-chairman Tom MacArthur have reached a tentative Trumpcare deal, according to the Huffington Post:
- Pre-existing conditions: States could get waivers to get around the rule prohibiting insurance companies from charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions. They'd have to be part of a federal high-risk pool or set up their own before getting the waivers
- Essential Health Benefits: Benefits like prescription drug coverage, pregnancy and mental health services would be included again in the bill, but states could get a waiver for that too if they prove it would lower premiums, help cover more people or provide some other benefit to people.