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But rather than blow up the law, the president’s move seemed to reignite negotiations between the ranking members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee,Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington. For weeks, the two had discussed ways of funding the CSR payments while giving states more flexibility on the plans they offer.

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The changes, according to Senate aides, would allow HHS to approve Canada Goose Coats On Sale waiver requests more quickly, canada goose speeding up a process that state officials have frequently decried as too slow.

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Alexander got language allowing states to show their waiver requests will achieve “comparative canada goose coats affordability,” which basically means they would have more leeway over who ends up with buy canada goose jacket cheap what kind of insurance. Murray signed off on this, Senate aides said, but only after Alexander agreed to additional language protecting low income consumers, people with serious medical problems and other “vulnerable” populations. (Congress would still have to appropriate https://www.canadagooseparkasoutlet.ca that money separately.)

canadian goose jacket Alexander made it clear that other key protections in the Affordable Care Act, including a requirement that all plans cover “essential health benefits” including maternity care, prescription drugs and hospitalization would remain in place. So would the prohibition on denying coverage or charging higher premiums to people with pre existing conditions. canadian goose jacket

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Trump was less circumspect and also less consistent.

Early in the day, Trump suggested that Obamacare was “virtually dead” “as far as I’m concerned, it really is dead” and he bashed the CSR payments as money that “goes to the insurance companies to line their pockets.”

These statements were consistent with uk canada goose what Trump said on Monday,when he uk canada goose outlet was emphatic that Obamacare was “finished.”

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canada goose But later on Tuesday,Trump said the White House was involved in the negotiations with Alexander and Murray and he suggested that he could support the deal. canada goose

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“It will get us over the canada goose uk shop intermediate hump,” Trump said.

canada goose clearance sale By Tuesday evening, Trump seemed less enthusiastic, praising the bipartisan effort but criticizing the agreement itself. “I’m pleased the Democrats have finally responded to my call for them to take responsibility for their Obamacare disaster and work with Republicans to provide much needed relief to the American people,” Trump said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation. canada goose clearance sale

“While I commend the bipartisan work done by Senators Alexander and Murray and I do commend it I continue to believe Congress must find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to insurance companies,” Trump said.

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I am supportive of Lamar as a person also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co who have made a fortune w/ O Donald J. Many carriers raised their rates preemptively for 2018, in case Trump cut off the insurer payments, while others are scrambling to do so now.

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cheap Canada Goose It’s also still unclear whether the agreement has enough support in Congress. As Alexander said Tuesday, he and Murray were working now to build bipartisan support. It seems likely that, in the Senate, nearly all Democrats Canada Goose Online would vote for the deal, as would a number of Republicans. cheap Canada Goose

When HuffPost asked GOP lawmakers about CSR payments on Tuesday, rank and file Republicans sounded supportive of doing something to ensure that premiums were workable.

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