The House Budget Committee adopted a budget resolution drafted by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) that calls for $4.633 trillion deficit reduction over 10 years and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate Budget Committee approved a budget drafted by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) that calls for $975 billion in new revenue and $975 billion in cuts over 10 years.
Other highlights include:
- A California bill would allow the state to seek approval for a “narrow bridge” plan on its insurance exchange.
- Connecticut’s exchange board approved staff recommendations for standard plan designs, and also will allow two non-standard plans per tier.
- Oklahoma passes a largely symbolic bill declaring the ACA invalid in the state.
- Utah’s governor must consider signing a number of health care-related bills by April 3.
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