Amending Obamacare could break parts of market: Opinion

For such an important bill, it has an unusually simple name. On March 6th Republicans in the House unveiled—and President Donald Trump endorsed—the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

The bill would overhaul Obamacare, which Republicans have decried since its passage in 2010. Its nickname is “Ryancare” after Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House.

Obamacare had two main ingredients: an expansion of Medicaid (health insurance for the poor); and a reform of the so-called “individual” health-insurance market, which serves those who are not covered through an employer. Republicans say both bits are failing. Their proposed fixes may not fare much better.

Read the full opinion in the Economist: Medicine or poison?: Amending Obamacare could break parts of the health-insurance market | The Economist

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