As Alexander-Murray Healthcare Bill Emerges, Rep. Davis 'Clamoring' For Compromise | WGLT

As Alexander-Murray Healthcare Bill Emerges, Rep. Davis 'Clamoring' For Compromise

Oct 18, 2017

A congressman for central Illinois is watching the Senate carefully, as two senators introduce a new proposal to reform the Affordable Care Act.

Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray have introduced a bipartisan agreement that would resume federal reimbursement payments to health insurers that were halted by President Donald Trump, and stabilize the health care market.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he’s interested to see what the Senate does with the Alexander-Murray compromise.

“I have not seen the details of the plan, but I hope a good, compromise bill gets through the Senate and comes back through the House so we can take a look at what comes out of there. Because that’s what I’ve been clamoring for."

Davis has long supported repealing and replacing the ACA.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that he opposes the Alexander-Murray plan.

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