John Jonas Quoted in The Hill on GOP Health Care Proposal
The Hill has quoted Akin Gump public law and policy partner John Jonas, head of the firm’s health care policy group, in the article “Healthcare groups unload on GOP bill,” which reports on reaction to the proposed legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. The article notes that health care associations, including those representing doctors and hospitals, have come out against the plan, while some of the country’s largest business groups have expressed support for it.
It’s reported in the article that Republican leaders in Congress have not indicated what sort of changes they are willing to make to the legislation in an effort to win broader support for it. Jonas said, “It’s very delicate surgery from [lawmakers’] perspectives. There’s not the traditional room you have in the legislative process to accommodate people and bend the product to meet the pressure,” referring to the special legislative process, called reconciliation, being used to pass the bill.