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Conservative lawmakers led by Thom Tillis are crafting a bill they call the conservative Dream Act that would provide a path to permanent residency to people brought here illegally as children, offering President Donald Trump an escape hatch on one of his most vexing immigration challenges
All the “Conservative Dream Act” does is codify DACA into law. How is this “conservative?”
And Republican Governor John Kasich… who did an end-run around his own state legislature to implement the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio… has teamed up with Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper to propose a plan for making Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies permanent.
The Trump Administration should commit to making cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments. … Also, Congress should put to rest any uncertainty about the future of CSR payments by explicitly appropriating federal funding for these payments at least through 2019. This guarantee would protect the assistance working Americans need to afford their insurance, give carriers the confidence they need to stay in the market, increase competition, and create more options for consumers. Because the cost of this initiative is already included in the budget baseline, the appropriation would not have budget consequences.
Congress should create a fund that states can use to create reinsurance programs or similar efforts that reduce premiums and limit losses for providing coverage. The House and Senate each recently proposed $15 billion annually for states to address coverage and access disruption in the marketplace with a goal of lowering premiums and saving money on premium subsidies.
So, with a Republican majority in Congress and a Republican in the White House… we get a proposal to pass Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants and a proposal to lock Obamacare into place.
What’s the point?