Seizing the Opportunity for a Bipartisan Path Forward on Health Care

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<p>With the collapse of the Senate’s plans to undo the Affordable Care Act, there may be an opening for bipartisan short-term fixes to the health law. As Timothy Jost, emeritus professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, explained in a recent post for<em> To the Point</em>, there are several changes Congress could implement immediately that would alleviate problems with the individual health insurance market.</p><p>One solution is permanent funding for the marketplace subsidies that lower deductibles for lower-income enrollees. Another is to ensure coverage for consumers in counties that may not have insurers participating in the marketplaces next year, such as through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. </p> Read more