Manchin Is Pushing Even More Harmful Means Testing for Health Care

Having tanked his party’s effort to expand Medicare and close the Medicaid coverage gap, Sen. Joe Manchin is now dangling his support for an extension of Affordable Care Act subsidies as massive premium hikes loom for millions of people who buy insurance on the exchanges. Insider reported Wednesday that Manchin has “signaled he’s open to extending enhanced subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, a move that would help Democrats avert a huge political threat in the November midterms.” The American Rescue Plan — a Covid-19 relief package that President Joe Biden signed into law last year — included provisions that…

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