Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Work on issues related to health reform implementation, specifically health insurance exchanges and private market reforms included in the Affordable Care Act. Consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
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March 24, 2017
The White House and House Republican leaders are reportedly negotiating with House Freedom Caucus members to eliminate federal minimum benefit (“Essential Health Benefits”) standards for individual and small-group market plans as part of the House health bill. That would leave many people with pre-existing conditions unable to find the coverage they need at any price, much less an affordable one; result in women being charged more than men; and expose many people with health insurance to unaffordable bills, or even put them at risk for medical bankruptcy. All told, individual market coverage...