Bipartisan fever: Conservative and liberal experts offer Congress a plan to reform ACA

Modern Healthcare: Nine prominent conservative, centrist and progressive health policy experts have called on Congress to take bipartisan steps forward on healthcare reform, proposing a framework to stabilize and reform the Affordable Care Act's insurance market.

The experts' proposal included compromise on both sides. Conservatives in the group, who have strongly opposed the ACA, agreed to shore up pillars of the law. They backed funding the cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers that President Donald Trump is threatening to end; establishing reinsurance mechanisms to protect insurers that sign up sicker enrollees; strengthening enrollment education and outreach; and creating strong incentives for people to maintain continuous coverage.

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