ACA reform stalls as GOP takes second shot at repeal

THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. What should the Senate do? / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI Executive Director Zach Sherman’s hopes for health insurance market-stabilizing legislation were dashed Tuesday when U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander acknowledged that his bipartisan Affordable Care Act reform effort lacked enough votes, coinciding with a second Senate GOP effort to repeal the ACA. “It’s unfortunate that Senate…

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  1. Medicaid is NOT the end-all, be-all. Compassion should NOT be measured by the number of people enrolled in government services, rather … how many can be helped to become self-sufficient.

    This legislation would allow states to use their block grants to subsidize premiums for PRIVATE insurance as a way to transition “expansion” Medicaid recipients into a higher quality program.