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Republicans are widening the discussion of ObamaCare to get the dramatic changes needed, but they seem to be ditching repeal and replace, for repair.

Republicans’ made a last ditch effort in July to overturn Obama’s signature healthcare law, but it fell one short in the Senate. Thank you John McTraitor!

It was humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“In one Senate committee, a bipartisan effort is under way to repair Obamacare without repealing it. It is being led by the Republican health committee chairman, Lamar ‘lame’ Alexander, and the panel’s top Democrat, Patty Murray.

They want to stabilize the Obamacare individual insurance market by protecting its “cost-sharing subsidies.”

No More Repeal! Congress to Repair ObamaCare! What?

Those payments go to insurers to help reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses for low-income Americans enrolled in Obamacare.

Trump, who made repealing and replacing Obamacare a major campaign promise, has repeatedly threatened to stop the payments, which insurers say would force a 20 percent premium price increase.

Alexander, who also wants states to have more flexibility to design health insurance plans under Obamacare, said on Tuesday the goal was a “small bipartisan step” that could break the years-long partisan stalemate over the law.

 The Tennessee lawmaker said he hoped to have a bipartisan consensus proposal by sometime next week, although it was unclear if McConnell would bring such a measure to the floor. He was noncommittal when asked about it on Tuesday.

Some Republicans were supportive. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson said if the government did not keep funding the cost-sharing subsidies, insurance premiums would likely rise and the government would have to spend more money on tax credits that help consumers afford the premiums. “The insurance companies get their money either way,” Johnson told Reuters.

Maine Republican Susan Collins, who voted against repealing and replacing Obamacare in July, said she hoped to support the bipartisan Obamacare repair effort. “Based on the hearings so far, (I) would expect to,” she said.

Alexander, who also wants states to have more flexibility to design health insurance plans under Obamacare, said on Tuesday the goal was a “small bipartisan step” that could break the years-long partisan stalemate over the law.”

 The effort was being watched closely by companies such as Anthem Inc (ANTM.N), which has trimmed the number of states and counties in which it will sell Obamacare plans in 2018.

The company said on Tuesday it was still working with some state regulators on its market participation for next year [L2N1LT17A]. Anthem and other insurers have a deadline of Sept. 27 to finalize their 2018 Obamacare roles.

Separately, independent Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was pushing a plan to widen the Medicare health insurance program for seniors, to include everyone.

The effort was being watched closely by companies such as Anthem Inc (ANTM.N), which has trimmed the number of states and counties in which it will sell Obamacare plans in 2018.

The company said on Tuesday it was still working with some state regulators on its market participation for next year [L2N1LT17A]. Anthem and other insurers have a deadline of Sept. 27 to finalize their 2018 Obamacare roles.

Separately, independent Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was pushing a plan to widen the Medicare health insurance program for seniors, to include everyone.

America is hoping that Congress will come to an agreement on the new Health Care law by the end of this month.  The new health care law will make america great

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