Senate Democrats unveiled plans Wednesday to force a vote on Trump administration health insurance guidance that could make it easier for states to get waivers from the 2010 health care law’s requirements.
“What we’re talking about today is granting waivers to states to offer junk insurance plans,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a press conference. “These plans let the insurance companies get away with everything, even murder, figuratively speaking.”
In October 2018, the administration put forward guidance to make it easier for states to make broader changes and subsidize policies that don’t meet the health care law’s standards.
The CRA allows Congress to repeal a federal agency rule and for votes to be called in the Senate without the mandatory 60 votes.
“We don’t have that many opportunities, given Mitch McConnell not putting anything on the floor,” Schumer said. “This is one of the ways, one of the few, that we can overcome this legislative graveyard.” […]