House Democrats to unveil Affordable Care Act rescue package
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH’-see) are unveiling legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act, trying to deliver on campaign promises about health care.
But it’s also a messaging shift as Democrats want to show they care about policy issues beyond special counsel Robert Mueller’s (MUHL’-urz) Russia report.
Pelosi’s office says the bill being unveiled Tuesday would make more middle-class people eligible for subsidized health insurance while increasing aid for those with lower incomes who already qualify.
The bill would provide money to help health insurers pay for their costliest patients and restore advertising and outreach budgets slashed by President Donald Trump’s administration.
The bill will get a vote in the House, but as a package it has no chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate.