Close

June 26, 2017

Senate Adds Continuous Coverage Provision to “Better Care Reconciliation Act”

On June 26th, the Senate released a new version of its health reform repeal and replace bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, that would impose a six month waiting period to begin coverage for people with significant breaks in coverage during a year.  The initial draft had removed the ACA’s individual mandate to purchase coverage but did not include the House’s penalty for individuals who uninsured for significant periods and then seek coverage.  The provision was included in the CBO score released today.