Senate Finance Committee Announces Bipartisan Hearings on Health Care in September
The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) has announced that it will hold bipartisan hearings on how to “stabilize and strengthen” the individual insurance market during the first week of September. According to Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the purpose of the hearings is to create a bipartisan short-term proposal by mid-September, since health insurers must report how much their health insurance premiums will cost by the end of the month.
The announcement came after the Senate narrowly voted against what would have had a significant impact on the health insurance market, particularly on Medicaid. Medicaid is one of the largest funders of home and community-based supported employment services for people with disabilities. The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in the house also has released several proposals for fixing “problems with the Affordable Care Act.”
For more information, read The Hill article.