But in addition to changing then-President
The Affordable Care Act expanded the program to cover more low-income adults.
Under the proposal, which cleared early procedural hurdles in
Not all of the details of the plan are known yet, such as how much it would ultimately cost or how many people would gain or lose coverage.
A description of the bill from House Speaker
A host of advocacy groups, such as those representing hospitals, the
"This legislation ends
The proposal would essentially end what is currently an open-ended federal commitment, said
"We've had a 50-year federal handshake that says the children who are eligible for
The plan is also risky for children with greater medical needs,
"You just don't dismantle a good part of the health care system in a couple of weeks. That is what's happening. That's what is so frightening," she said.
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