House chair skeptical of conservatives' health care idea

Bend, Ore. • A House committee chairman who’s a leading author of the mired Republican health care bill said Thursday he’s skeptical about proposals the Trump administration and conservative GOP lawmakers have discussed in hopes of breathing life into the legislation. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., directed his skepticism at suggestions that states be allowed to sidestep the ban in President Barack Obama’s health care law against insurers charging seriously ill people higher premiums than healthy cus...

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