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Healthcare Coverage Could Be Eliminated for Millions--Except Congress

Trumpcare has returned, and now has the backing of the House Freedom Caucus thanks to a new amendment to the bill. That amendment includes language that would allow members of Congress and their staff to keep benefits that the American Health Care Act will eliminate for ordinary citizens.

The amendment was designed to allow states to create plans that do not include popular coverage for items such as preexisting conditions, maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health. If states apply for a waiver it is automatically granted, making it easier to change benefits.

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