Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 04/10/2019

Democrats Reintroduce Bill To Add Public Option To ACA Marketplaces

April 04, 2019
Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reintroduced their bill to add a Medicare-like, publicly operated health insurance option to the Affordable Care Act’s individual markets. Upon reintroducing the CHOICE Act on Thursday (April 4), the Democrats said lawmakers must think of ways to provide health coverage as the Trump administration declines to defend the ACA in an ongoing lawsuit. “Rather than throw out a system that is working well in Rhode Island and...

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