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WASHINGTON (AP) - The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered.
About 1.1 million Pennsylvanians - one in 10 under the age of 65 - are insured under the Affordable Care Act.
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Nine million. That is the number of children whose health insurance is in jeopardy because Congress has not met its September 30th deadline for reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The changes could result in more bare-bones coverage and pull healthier people out of the already struggling insurance markets, leading to higher premiums for those who remain in more-regulated coverage.
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It will expand the availability of plans that are loosely regulated and don't have to provide essential health benefits, which could pull people off the Obamacare exchanges.
New regulations will make sweeping changes to the law's requirement that most employers provide coverage of birth control with no out-of-pocket costs to women.
The political uproar over "repeal and replace" plus the Trump administration's slashing enrollment periods and funding has advocates worried. But there's still help for consumers.
Patients would be forced to appeal to a distant state or a federal agency when they have coverage issues.
One expert calls it "a battle of rhetoric versus reality."
From 1997, when CHIP was enacted, to 2016, the uninsured rate for children has fallen by more than half, from 14 percent to 5 percent.