Op-ed: Trump trip to highlight urgency of Obamacare substitute
It is also an opportunity for the president to learn more about the plight of 230,000 Tennesseans who will likely have zero health insurance options in 2018 if
Premiums in the individual market rose as much as 62 percent last year. Conditions are so bad that in three quarters of
The same is true in one third of all counties in
In other words, in 2018, those with subsidies to help buy insurance on the Obamacare exchange will find the subsidies worth as much as bus tickets in a town with no buses running.
These 230,000 are about 4 percent of Tennesseans who have health insurance but they are some of the most vulnerable citizens in our state.
That is why
This week, the
One thing I especially like about the proposed legislation is that it will provide options outside the exchange for the 40,000
This will also help citizens in
The proposal also takes steps to stabilize the individual insurance markets for three years so that insurance companies will be more likely to sell insurance to Americans who buy on the exchanges.
The proposal would give states more flexibility over
Our health care system is complex but our goal should be simple: Give Americans more choices of lower-cost insurance by moving more health care decisions out of