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But in a letter to lawmakers and a document circulating on Capitol Hill, health insurers' trade groups said that policy would destabilize the insurance marketplaces, cause premiums to rise unsustainably for people with chronic health conditions and leave fewer and fewer insurers selling plans - all the hallmarks of a death spiral.

But the decision about what's next with health care rests with someone else, the Senate majority leader. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would let health insurers sell plans that don't adhere to the consumer protections created under the Affordable Care Act, according to a document obtained by Morning Consult. In addition, some reports suggest non-compliant plans could turn people down or charge them more based on health status. That includes annual and lifetime caps on what policies will pay for care, restrictions on pre-existing conditions, limits on the kind of care eligible for coverage, including hospital stays, mental health treatment and more. Without the essential health benefits requirement for some plans, ACA-compliant plans would attract sicker people who need those benefits, while more healthy people would purchase non-compliant plans.

Insurance companies would sell cheaper, noncompliant plans to healthy, low-risk customers. This would create an isolated group of consumers that would face higher and higher premiums and deductibles because of the concentration of those in need of expensive care.

But the subsidies would get skimpier under the Senate plan, and many people would not qualify for them.

Writing a year ago, CBO's Susan Yeh Beyer and Jared Maeda warned, "If there were no clear definition of what type of insurance product people could use their tax credit to purchase, some of those insurance products would probably not provide enough financial protection against high medical costs to meet the broad definition of coverage that CBO and JCT have typically used in the past-that is, a comprehensive major medical policy that, at a minimum, covers high-cost medical events and various services, including those provided by physicians and hospitals".

Anonymous woman pays $400 dinner bill for firefighters who battled California wildfire
People just anonymously donate money to cover the bill. "In a small community like Colton it happens quite frequently", he said. Tome Bellis told the San Bernardino Sun acts of kindness from the community are not unusual, but always appreciated.

Equally destructive would be Sen. It would have been legislative malpractice to recess when a consensus on replacing ObamaCare still hasn't been reached, and it doesn't say much for Mitch McConnell that he needed others to tell him this.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to tank Obamacare markets to compel Congress to pass a health bill.

Absent a clear replacement and transition plan, industry and policy experts warn that insurers would quickly abandon Obamacare markets slated to be eliminated, stranding customers who now depend on them.

Even if it were so, Republicans would bear much of the blame for mismanaging the system.

Instead of continuing with a repeal-and-replace effort that conservatives are pulling in a disastrous direction, moderate Republicans should finally work with Democrats in good faith to improve Obamacare.

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