Health care plans with higher premium costs and fewer choices have been the focus of a series of Congressional hearings over the past year.
The most expensive insurers, the most popular plans, and even the smallest ones are getting a pass from Republicans as they seek to limit the costs of coverage for the average American.
And those who can afford them are getting an earful from Democrats who say the insurance plans are unfair and unaffordable.
The House has passed two versions of the Obamacare law, but its passage is far from assured.
The first was signed into law by President Donald Trump in March, and the Senate is considering a new version.
As the hearings continue, here are the five health care bills that could be among the priciest in the next few years.
Oklahoma health care plan: Health insurance premiums are expected to rise by more than $100 per month.
But the Oklahoma House has approved two bills that will cost the state more than double that: a $1.8 billion tax hike on top of the already-high $1 billion state budget and a $2.5 billion increase in premium taxes on the state’s most popular plan, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma.
A third bill would make the Blue Shield insurance system more competitive by raising the minimum cost of health insurance for young adults from $26,200 to $35,000, but it won’t come close to covering most people.
That’s because Blue Cross plans are capped by the federal government at $2,700 for individuals and $4,100 for families, and most plans are offered through the government-run Health Insurance Marketplace.
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Blue Cross has been a leading supporter of Obamacare, as it has been for more than two years.
It has been working with lawmakers to get the plan approved.
The company said that it will keep offering coverage through the federal health insurance exchange and through an expansion of its existing exchange, the Oklahoma Health Benefit Exchange, and that it expects to increase the number of people enrolled in its Blue Cross Advantage plan.
Blue Shield’s plan is one of the most expensive, but only because the state has the option of setting a limit on its insurer premium.
If the limits are exceeded, Blue Shield plans would have to be more expensive than most insurance plans, according to the company.
Oklahoma also has a state-run insurance exchange, but those plans are more expensive, and Blue Shield has a larger risk pool.
Oklahoma is also the only state in the country with a single insurer offering Blue Cross insurance.
BlueCross Blue Shield is expected to expand to more Oklahoma cities and counties, and it has started offering coverage to more people.
The insurer is also expanding to a new state, Arkansas, and plans to offer coverage in Washington state.
Blue Cross plans also have been hit with an increase in the federal subsidy they receive.
The subsidies are meant to offset the cost of insurance for low-income individuals.
The government pays premiums for those plans to Blue Cross, and about a third of the cost goes to BlueCross.
Insurers are also required to provide more health benefits to people who buy their insurance through the exchange, which the company says is a big reason Blue Cross is able to charge so much.
Oklahoma has been hit harder by the Affordable Care Act’s insurance subsidies, which are the highest in the nation.
The state has seen its premiums jump by more then $4 billion since Trump took office.
The subsidy has also grown more than a third since the ACA’s rollout.
Kansas health plan: The Republican governor, Sam Brownback, has proposed a tax increase to pay for the Medicaid expansion in his state, and he is considering legislation to do so.
The Kansas House approved a bill Wednesday that would increase the state sales tax by 15 percent on certain products, including certain food, prescription drugs and hospital services.
Brownback has not released his plans for how the money would be used.
It is expected that the state would use the money to expand Medicaid.
The governor said the Medicaid money would cover some of the costs for the expansion.
He also said the tax increase would be paid by taxing certain items.
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The Republican-led budget committee voted in favor of the bill, which now goes to the full House and Senate for consideration.
Arkansas health plan approved: Gov.
Asa Hutchinson is expected next week to sign a bill that will expand Medicaid to the entire state, but the legislation does not include funding for the state to expand coverage to children or older adults.
Hutchinson, a Republican, said in a statement that the bill includes money for the expansions, and said that his administration has been in constant contact