HCAN in the News: Capital & Main – Will Trumpcare Loophole Stick Californians With Texas-Style Health Benefits?

By May 9, 2017No Comments

When House Republicans last week narrowly passed the latest version of their Obamacare replacement, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), much of the attention was on the last-minute amendment inserted by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ). On its surface, the amendment appeared to create a waiver for Obamacare’s “community rating” regulation, and would now allow insurers in conservative states like Texas or Arizona to return to the pre-Obamacare days of charging more to customers with preexisting medical conditions.