Sen. Enzi introduced an amendment to lower the actuarial value of the lowest quality plans (bronze level) that could be sold on the exchange from 65% to 60%. His amendment will allow insurance companies to offer plans that cover even less of the cost of medical treatment than Baucus originally proposed. The amendment would mean that people buying “health insurance” could end up shocked how little their policy really covers.
All ten Republicans on the committee voted in support of the Amendment. Sen. Kent Conrad was the only Democrat on the committee to also vote in support of Enzi's amendment. The amendment failed 11-12