Affordable Care Act reform hopes renewed after GOP repeal abandoned

THE SENATE GOP has abandoned its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Rhode Island officials want to renew efforts to strengthen it. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE SENATE GOP has abandoned its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Rhode Island officials want to renew efforts to strengthen it. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
PROVIDENCE – Local hopes for bipartisan health insurance market-stabilizing legislation were rekindled Sep. 25 when Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, opposed the latest Affordable Care Act repeal, known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, prompting Rhode Island officials to urge continued work on improving the ACA. Last week Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the U.S. Senate Health,…

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