Orrin Hatch, Kevin Brady introduce Obamacare stabilization bill

(Worthy News) – House and Senate Republican committee leaders introduced an Obamacare stabilization package that is more conservative than a bipartisan package that has stalled in the Senate.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady introduced the Healthcare Market Certainty and Mandate Relief Act on Wednesday. It would delay enforcement of Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates in exchange for insurer payments that President Trump has halted and led to major increases in premiums.

The lawmakers said their version has a better chance of passing the House and getting President Trump’s signature than bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash. That legislation gave state flexibility from Obamacare regulations in exchange for funding the payments for two years. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]