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The CARE Act: A New GOP Approach or Missed Opportunity?

CareActOn its face, the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment Act, or CARE Act, feels different than the other plans offered by the GOP. Yes, the proposal guts many of the ACA’s major provisions. It would repeal the ACA’s individual mandate, employer mandate and minimum coverage requirements, among other things. However, unlike most other Republican proposals, the CARE Act would keep in place some of the more popular pieces of the ACA, such as banning insurers from imposing lifetime limits on benefits and allowing children to remain on their parents’ health plans until age 26. In a recent report, California Healthline examines what health policy experts are saying about the proposal.