Nevada Rep. Amodei proposes changes to Republican health care plan

Published: Mar. 22, 2017 at 4:24 AM PDT
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Congressman Mark Amodei submitted three amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed Republican health care plan that would replace the Affordable Care Act.

Right now, the AHCA would require people to pay a 30-percent premium surcharge for re-entering the market after not maintaining continuous coverage. Amodei’s first amendment would remove that requirement for those who live in a county with only one insurance provider, which is the case for 10 counties across Nevada.

Amodei’s s other two amendments would affect tax cuts for insurance providers. The AHCA would allow health care companies to have certain tax cuts. Amodei wants providers to prove that these tax cuts directly relate to lower premiums for patients before receiving that tax cut.

“After having the opportunity to provide testimony on each of these amendments,” said Congressman Amodei, “I look forward to each of them being made in order and having an opportunity to vote on them in the House before voting on the AHCA Thursday.”

The House Rules Committee will meet March 22 at 10:00 AM ET to rule in order any amendments to the AHCA.