GOP Senators Weigh Higher Health Premiums’ Possible Effect on Midterms

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Republicans during July Fourth recess are confronted with prospect of premiums increasing 20% in January

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been answering questions about the Senate health care bill ever since it was released.

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Updated July 4, 2017 11:38 a.m. ET

Republican senators are confronting a political challenge that is increasingly hard to ignore as they engage with voters during the July Fourth recess: Under their health-care overhaul, average premiums for a midlevel insurance plan would jump by 20% next January.

That means many people who don’t get insurance through work would see their premiums increase just a few months before the midterm elections, according to the nonpartisan…

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See also:  How The Senate GOP Health Care Bill Could Affect The Midterms And Beyond
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