Louisiana senators advancing 'Obamacare' replacement bill
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers revived a proposal seeking to recreate federal health law protections for people with pre-existing health conditions in state law.
Rewritten legislation backed by Attorney General Jeff Landry won passage from a Senate committee Wednesday, sent to the full Senate. It would come into play if a Texas lawsuit joined by Landry successfully overturns the federal Affordable Care Act.
Landry's bill calls on Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon to work on the creation of a high-risk pool. The pool would help people with pre-existing conditions who don't have government insurance like Medicare and don't get insurance through employers to secure coverage if the federal law disappears.
No financing for premium assistance has been secured. Landry and Donelon said they are hopeful Congress would help states if the existing federal subsidies disappear.
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