Health Care Choice Act Introduced | Big Horn Basin Media

Barrasso Introduces Health Care Choice Act

Written by on March 13, 2018

A bill that would create an escape hatch from the Affordable Care Act has been introduced in the United States Senate.
Last week, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso introduced the Improving Choices in Health Care Coverage Act, which expands access to short-term, limited-duration health plans. In an interview with KODI on Wednesday, Barrasso said that the bill opens up more choices for health insurance, allowing for more affordable plans.
The tax law that was recently passed allows people to buy non-compliant plans without being forced to pay a penalty because they are not approved under the Affordable Care Act. Barrasso’s Improving Choices in Health Care Coverage Act would allow a maximum coverage period of 364 days, and make the plans “guaranteed renewable” should the applicant request.

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