GOP Steps Up Push for More Funds for Obamacare MarketplacesDecember 13, 2017 |
by Paige Winfield Cunningham
Senate Republicans are increasingly resolved to infuse more funding into the Obamacare marketplaces, even as they work on a parallel measure to undermine the health-care law by erasing its mandate to buy coverage.
In an email sent to senators Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised imminent action on a pair of measures designed to stabilize the marketplaces and help mitigate the premium hikes that some consumers are experiencing. “We will address legislation that Lamar, Susan and others are drafting to protect our constituents from skyrocketing premium increases,” McConnell wrote, referring to Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).