A bi-partisan compromise to create a healthcare exchange is in jeopardy. Republican house majority leader Amy Stephens says she’ll introduce an amendment that will drastically change the bill. Just days earlier Stephens stressed the importance of an exchange, saying it would help small businesses and individuals purchase affordable health insurance, and make the market more competitive. But as Bente Birkeland explores in Capitol Conversation, this abrupt change of course is becoming increasingly more common from Republican leadership.

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One Response to Capitol Conversation: The Healthcare Exchange

  1. Matt says:

    Great story. Heard it on the way in today. This is pretty concerning. It would seem that Rep. Stephens is being swayed by PACs to flop on the issue. It is especially interesting to learn that the Chamber of Commerce and the very conservative business groups are in favor of exchanges (not that it was a surprise if you actually learn what the exchanges do for businesses). I think Rep Stephens has a long road in front of her…

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