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Capitol Correspondence - 02.20.18

GOP Negotiators Meet on ACA Insurance Market Fix

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According to The Hill:

“Top Republican negotiators on a bill to stabilize ObamaCare markets met on Thursday to discuss a way to bridge the gap between House and Senate measures.

GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Susan Collins (Maine) met with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to discuss an effort to get ObamaCare stability measures included in a coming long-term government funding bill due in March, known as an omnibus.” Read the full article here.

ANCOR is mentioning these discussions so our members are aware of additional elements that surround the implementation of the budget deal that will govern federal funding for the next 2 years. Discussions around issues such as market fixes for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as ObamaCare) could prolong the appropriations process as Congress described in another article in this issue.