Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), working with Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington), scheduled four bipartisan hearings on stabilizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual markets which are also known as exchanges. The first two of the hearings were held this week and two more are scheduled for next week.
Five Governors testified today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) committee, following the five-state Insurance Commissioners who testified yesterday. At the end of the day, there was consensus on one potential fix, a growing consensus on another suggested remedy, and an impasse on a third option.
Stay tuned for next week when healthcare stakeholders testify and state flexibility is discussed. You can listen to the hearings live or on-demand (https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings). Hearings will be held next week on September 12 and 14 at 10 am EDT.