|House Republicans on Monday unveiled the American Health Care Act, their long-awaited proposal to replace ObamaCare. The legislation calls for freezing enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s expanded Medicaid program on Jan. 1, 2020, and capping future Medicaid funding. Until the end of 2019, states would be able to sign individuals up for expanded Medicaid. The proposal replaces insurance subsidies with refundable tax credits to help people pay for health coverage, and ends the penalty for failing to comply with the individual and employer mandates to buy insurance. The proposal also preserves two popular ObamaCare features, letting young adults stay on their parents’ plans until age 26, and preventing insurers from dropping people with preexisting conditions. Debate starts in House committees this week.
Source: The Washington Post