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Democrats Attacking Health Care Reforms for Political Gain (Guest: Marie Fishpaw)

May 10, 2019

Marie Fishpaw explains the Democrats' just-voted-on bill, HR 986. Fishpaw says is will undercut the Trump administration's effective regulatory relief efforts to the health care sector. Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw is a vocal critic of HR 986.

Marie Fishpaw joins Health Care News to discuss HR 986, the Democrats' bill that erroneously claims to help protect people with pre-existing conditions. In reality, HR 986 is an attempt to stifle the 1332 State Innovation Waivers that states can use to implement their own health care reforms outside Obamacare's mandates.

Fishpaw discusses the show-vote, which happened Thursday, saying the Democrats know the bill will never be passed in the Senate. Fishpaw notes it's simply a way to stand against the regulatory relief efforts the Trump administration has been implementing since 2017. She also discusses legislation she believes Republicans should consider developing as a replacement for Obamacare, the Health Care Choices proposal, and which state leaders, health care policy experts in state think tanks, and industry professionals have been working on since the GOP's last attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Sarah Lee is a policy advisor for health care and a host of Heartland's Health Care News podcast.