GOP leader in Congress, Representative Tom Price, and his Democratic counterpart, Representative Nancy Pelosi, have come out swinging against President Donald Trump’s new health care bill.
On Tuesday, the two announced a plan to extend a two-week period in which Americans with pre-existing conditions could not be denied coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until the law was repealed.
On Wednesday, they announced that they would work together on a health care plan to repeal the ACA in a way that gives states more flexibility to set their own health care policies and that would allow for the expansion of Medicaid and Medicare.
While the GOP and Democrats have come to a similar agreement, Republicans and Democrats both agree that Republicans should be able to pass their own bill that would extend insurance coverage for those with pre, moderate, or severe health conditions.
The goal is to keep the ACA, which has been the most popular and affordable health care system in the world, in place.
The two plans differ in how they would be implemented, however, and how much flexibility the two parties would give to the states to set individual insurance policies, as well as how much the government would pay to help pay for the coverage.
Democrats want to make it easier for states to implement their own plans.
Under Price’s proposal, insurance plans could be purchased across state lines, allowing insurers to sell insurance across state borders, while Republicans would have to offer health insurance to every American.
Democrats also want to offer people who have pre- or moderate-condition conditions coverage.
“It’s going to be a huge step forward for all Americans,” said Representative Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in a press conference.
“It will allow states to offer more choices, including those with less coverage, those with lower income, those who have a higher age and those who are older.”
Republicans, on the other hand, have been pushing for a single-payer health care program, where the government will pay for everyone’s health care.
The two sides have had some disagreements over how to structure the government-run health insurance program.
Republicans are calling for a one-size-fits-all program that would give everyone in the country health coverage, while Democrats want a plan that would expand the number of people covered by health insurance and provide a way to get health insurance if they have a pre-condition.
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the two approaches would result in roughly $1.5 trillion in cost savings over 10 years.
Democrats have been talking about how the government could help people with pre-, moderate- and severe health condition.
They have also been pushing to give states more leeway to set policies and to make them more efficient.
They also want people to be able buy health insurance across the country, which is not currently allowed under the ACA.
On Thursday, the president met with Democratic leaders in both chambers to discuss how to keep his promise to repeal and replace the ACA and to help the middle class.
In an address to the American people, the Republican president said that he wanted to pass legislation that would “make it easy for millions of Americans to get affordable health insurance.”
Democrats and Republicans have been sparring over the Trump administration’s strategy on health insurance coverage, with both sides claiming that the other is trying to use the ACA as a cover to undermine the GOP health care effort.
Trump said that the administration is working with both parties to “create a health insurance plan that works for everyone,” but that the plan should be designed to “ensure that all Americans have access to affordable coverage.”
Democrats have criticized the president for saying that the ACA was “the best health care ever,” while Republicans have accused him of lying about the law.