Senator John McCain said Friday he wouldn’t support the Graham-Cassidy proposal. The measure, however, includes much that employer groups like, including removal of employer-mandate penalties and HSA reforms.
They need to act by Sept. 30 to use a fast-track procedure that prevents Democrats from blocking it, but the deadline doesn’t leave enough time to get a full analysis of the bill’s effects from the Congressional Budget Office.
Group including Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling for changes to the ACA that would increase funding under the law, enforce some of its rules on buying insurance and encourage more health insurers to participate in the program.
HHS Secretary Tom Price said Sunday that “no decision’s been made” on whether to continue key ACA subsidies to health-insurance companies, but that the administration’s job is “to follow the law of the land.”