The Affordable Care Act’s Affordable Care Foundation, which is overseen by a board appointed by the president, will help establish the plan, which will offer a variety of services for low-income people.
The Serenacity Health Care Plan will cover about 11 million Americans, and the nonprofit will focus on providing health care to individuals, families and small businesses.
President Donald Trump has vowed to expand coverage, and advocates have long been calling for the plan to include coverage for low and moderate income people, who are often overlooked in the program.
The foundation is expected to take up the task next year, but Trump’s budget would likely take years to complete, experts say.
“The Serengity Health care plan is expected by the Trump administration to take years or decades to develop and implement, with no immediate timeline,” said Michael Czin, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who studies health care.
If the plan succeeds, it will help the president and congressional Republicans pass the $1.5 trillion plan, and it could also help bolster the GOP brand after Trump, a conservative Republican, criticized the Affordable Care and Medicaid programs.
“The president has promised to do a lot of things.
He’s done a lot.
But the biggest thing that has been promised is that we will be able to make health care coverage more affordable for all Americans,” said John Clements, president of the Center for American Progress, which has been leading efforts to pass the Sereneity plan.
But Republicans also want to pass tax reform, and Sereneness is a key part of the package.
Sereneness will be tasked with determining how much money will be available to the federal government in order to finance Medicaid expansion and other programs, Czin said.
The Sereneess Health Care Foundation would likely face opposition from states, who say they don’t want federal dollars flowing to states to pay for Medicaid expansion, which can be costly for the poorest Americans.
Many Republicans also have a hard time believing that Trump will expand Medicaid coverage, even though he has promised during the campaign to do so.
In March, Trump signed an executive order that extended the current Medicaid expansion for another year, meaning that states could get up to $7 billion more in federal dollars.
On Friday, the Sereanity Health Foundation said that it would work with states to expand Medicaid in 2020, but would not release the numbers.