GOP Seeks Coverage Choices In Health Law They Hate


UPDATED: Sunday April 6, 2014 9:02 AM

House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices.

It's a one-of-a-kind departure from the GOP's dozens of attempts to repeal or dismember the law.

Democrats describe the change as a straightforward improvement of the type they're eager to make.

Republicans are reluctant to agree, given the strong sentiment among the rank and file that the only fix the law deserves is a burial.

The provision eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the new health exchanges as well as outside. That cap was set at $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for families.

Republicans say they sought the change so small businesses could offer high-deductible plans that could be bought by individuals who also have health savings accounts.

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