Republicans Developing Replacement to ACA

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Republicans Developing Replacement to ACA

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 - 16:31
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Monday, April 23, 2012 - 16:19
Plan would be less comprehensive than current law.

According to a Reuters report congressional Republicans are developing legislation in the event that the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act in June. The approach would be incremental, likely employing some parts of the current health reform law that are popular. A general sketch of the plan suggests that the emphasis will be placed on cost control and continuity of coverage for those in employer sponsored plans. Right now, few other details are available.

Democrats are also seeking to develop a plan if all or part of the law is struck down by the High Court. Even though the President and the Department of HHS is trying to hold an optimistic face in public, there are signs that discussions are beginning behind closed doors of what might need to be done if the law is overturned. Some congressional Democrats are calling for a more compromised approach that combines elements of the government directed ACA reforms and conservative preferences for free-market, incentive laden health care.