GOP leader warns of slow reform of health law
The next Congress will begin work immediately next year toward repealing President Obama’s health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday. President-elect Donald Trump says he would like to keep major elements of the law — allowing children to remain on their parents’ plans until age 26 and ensuring companies don’t deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. With open enrollment under way, no changes are expected next year for the more than 10 million people currently covered through HealthCare.gov and state markets that offer subsidized private insurance. An additional estimated 9 million low-income people covered by Medicaid in states that expanded the program are also protected for now.