Fixing Our Most Pressing Health Insurance Problems: A Bipartisan Path Forward

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<p>With Senate Republicans mired in seemingly intractable disagreements about how to proceed with health reform (which may not be resolved by the latest draft bill), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested that a bipartisan short-term fix may be needed for the problems of the individual health insurance market. </p><p>In a new <em>To the Point </em>post, Timothy S. Jost, emeritus professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, outlines several bipartisan solutions that could be implemented immediately through existing programs. These include a mandatory congressional appropriation to cover the cost-sharing reductions offered through the marketplaces to lower out-of-pocket costs, as well as the opportunity for people in counties without individual market health plan choices to buy into the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.</p> Read more