Challenges Plague Maryland’s Plan To Create Reinsurance Fund To Stabilize Obamacare Markets
And in Texas, usually a red-state bunker for the repeal-and-replace debate, single-payer health care is emerging as a hot issue in the upcoming midterm congressional elections.
The Baltimore Sun:
Maryland Program To Stabilize Obamacare Hits Snag Over Dispute About Payments To Insurers
As a federal deadline looms, a state effort to stabilize Obamacare by creating a fund to help insurers cover the most expensive claims may have hit a snag. The two insurers who sell plans in the state under Obamacare, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, disagree about whether the state plan favors CareFirst. (McDaniels, 5/18)
Texas Democrats Look To Single-Payer In Congressional Races
Democrats hoping to wrest congressional seats away from diehard repeal-and-replace Republicans are campaigning on an unlikely issue for Texas — single-payer health care. Across the country, many Democrats are trying to minimize internal battles on health care. But Democrats in this deep red state have also watched closely races where single-payer advocates have upset centrist primary opponents. And some believe that moving left on health care will mobilize new voters in primaries —and offer a shot at winning come November. (Rayasam, 5/19)