The American Health Care Act re-emerged with striking speed to pass the House on May 4. Senior reporter Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about Vox’s low opinion of the bill, which he contends is seriously worse than the first.
Interestingly the GOP legislation doesn’t address bipartisan areas of disagreement with the Affordable Care Act such as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB is one of Obamacare’s mechanisms to reduce health care costs, and does so by taking tough choices out of the hands of politicians, which has some merits. But are there better options?
For more information:
- CNN: GOP's health care plan is an oncoming catastrophe
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Summary of the American Health Care Act
- The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB): Frequently Asked Questions - Congressional Research Service