How Congress Can Avoid a Health Care Train Wreck

Author Thomas Huelskoetter outlines a "do no harm" approach to the Senate health care bill as a compromise that would avoid 22 million Americans losing health insurance coverage.

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  • Thomas Huelskoetter

Although the Senate is perilously close to passing its Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to struggle to lock down the final votes necessary for passage. Meanwhile, senators from both sides of the aisle have voiced increasing interest in shifting to a bipartisan effort to fix the ACA, more popularly known as Obamacare.

If it wasn’t obvious enough already, it’s become crystal clear over the course of this debate that progressives and conservatives have sharply diverging goals when it comes to health policy. But a bipartisan path forward on health care reform doesn’t have to resolve those differences. It simply has to commit to one principle: Do no harm.

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Thomas Huelskoetter

Policy Analyst