Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 05/17/2017

Thune: Health Bill Won't Pass Unless Tax Credits Improved

May 16, 2017
Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said a health bill will not pass the Senate unless the tax credits in the House version are redesigned to help lower income and older individuals. Thune said senators have discussed designing tax credits that are geographically adjusted in addition to being age and income adjusted, a policy called for by various stakeholders, including AARP, multiple insurance plan lobbies and the American Medical Association. Thune said Republicans are waiting on an updated Congressional Budget Office score...

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