Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who chairs the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, laid out his ideal approach to repealing and replacing the ACA on the Senate floor Tuesday. Alexander argued for repealing the law once specific plans are in place and for giving states more authority. Alexander only wants to see Obamacare repealed once “there are concrete, practicable reforms in place. … It’s not about developing a quick fix. It’s about working toward a long-term recovery that works for everyone,” Alexander said. Alexander seeks to “rescue” those who are currently on the ACA exchanges and ensure that the insurance market is stable, give states more flexibility with their Medicaid programs, expand Health Savings Accounts, and eliminate the employer mandate. You can watch Sen. Alexander’s speech here.
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