Revised health care bill draws GOP praise


July 14, 2017 — Senators unveiled a revised version of their plan for health care reform on Thursday to some praise and some skepticism, but Tennessee’s two senators seem supportive of the plan.

An analysis of the plan by the Sycamore Institute said the Senate bill’s approach “would likely result in lower premium options in the individual market [in Tennessee], creating more opportunities for healthier individuals to purchase plans that better meet their needs. However, risk pools would likely become segmented. More generous plans that meet the needs of sicker individuals may still be available but could become too expensive even for the highest-risk individuals.”

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