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Max Nisen

Bipartisan Health Care Deal Is Too Late to Fix Much

It's unlikely to pass, and chaos is already baked into the market for 2018.
Photographer: Mark Wilson

A bipartisan proposal to shore up the Affordable Care Act and guarantee the U.S. government keeps helping insurers cover low-income patients would have been something like a best-case scenario for the companies participating in the market -- if it happened several months ago.

As it stands, the bill, spearheaded by Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander, has only a small chance of passing. And even if it does pass, it is unlikely to entirely mitigate the Trump administration's active sabotage of the ACA.