Walker says state would consider setting up high-risk pool again

Gov. Scott Walker says the House passing the American Health Care Act was a “huge victory for Paul Ryan,” though he’s heard from key senators the bill could change substantially.
The bill lets states apply for waivers to opt out of several insurance industry regulations under the Affordable Care Act, including those that prevent insurers from charging higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions. States would be able to qualify for those waivers if they have programs such as reinsurance or high-risk pools.
Walker said today “we’re a long ways out” from any of those decisions but said ...

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