Public Health: Obamacare Repeal Bill Offers Both Enormous Flexibility and Uncertainty

In the meantime, analysts say, the individual insurance markets could face enormous changes. The legislation rolls back popular consumer protections in Obamacare, leaving each state to decide what minimum benefits must be covered or if customers with pre-existing illnesses should be protected from higher prices. Not every state would drop these provisions, but several might. One of the few Obamacare requirements that would remain is to allow children to stay on their parents’ insurance policies until age 26.

The budget office has said it does not have time to analyze the full effects of the bill before the Senate hopes to consider it, though it will provide some overall estimates of its effects on the federal deficit. While a floor vote is not certain yet, Republicans are…

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