Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Cruz Amendment

On Saturday, two insurance industry giants said in an open letter to McConnell that a provision authored by the Texas conservative Ted Cruz was “simply unworkable in any form” and would “undermine protections for those with pre-existing medical conditions”, increase premiums and lead to “widespread terminations of coverage”.

That couldn't have helped the Trumpcare proponents' cause any. If the insurance companies don't even want it, it's not likely any congress critter is going to vote for it.

I understand the Cruz amendment allowed companies to offer "bare bones" policies that would be cheaper. One problem with that, however, was (if I understand it correctly) that if you found yourself with a medical procedure need that wasn't covered by that "bare bones" (great description, by the way) policy, by other provisions of Trumpcare you couldn't change policies for six months.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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