The Trump Administration has been fighting to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act since its passage in 2010.
But its plans have come under renewed scrutiny amid a spate of deadly protests over the weekend.
The administration’s latest attempt to repeal the law, which requires most Americans to obtain health insurance or face a penalty, has faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike.
As the administration’s efforts to repeal have failed, Republicans have turned to a different tactic: trying to pass a bill that they say would help stabilize the country, while at the same time keeping Americans from losing health care coverage.
The GOP proposal would also let states waive their requirement for coverage of abortion, a measure some Republican lawmakers are pushing in the hopes that it would keep millions of people from being forced to seek care for abortions.
It also would allow the federal government to extend tax credits to low-income families, a move that would help to alleviate some of the financial burdens that some Americans are facing.
“The idea that we could have some sort of a relief package that would stabilize the market, but at the end of the day, you’re going to be taking the insurance away from people,” Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y., told reporters Monday.
“It’s not just about us, it’s about all of us.”
The latest effort is called the “Gulf Stream Protection Act.”
That proposal would protect Gulf Stream, a body of water between the U.S. and China, from coastal erosion by cutting off some areas from coastal waters.
“If we’re able to protect this, we will be able to maintain this vital trade route that helps to support jobs in our region,” said Rep. Chris Smith, R -N.J., one of the lead negotiators of the bill.
“And we will have a way to pay for that.”
The plan would also require the administration to submit a comprehensive plan on how it would fix the insurance markets.
The House approved a version of the measure last week, but Democrats have refused to bring it to a vote.
They have also said the bill would be too costly for the average American, and that it does not do enough to address rising premiums.
Some Republicans, including Rep. Charlie Dent, R , have also criticized the bill as too far-reaching, saying it would take too long to enact and it would leave too many people without health insurance.
The bill is one of a number of GOP proposals that have been floated since the weekend that have failed to gain traction in the Senate.
Some of those proposals include a tax on imports, and a plan to repeal tax credits for states that have taken action to improve their health care systems.
Democrats have also suggested a tax credit for people buying insurance across state lines, but that proposal has not received support from Democrats.
The latest efforts to address the country’s health care crisis come as Republicans are preparing to take over the House and Senate in November.
With the midterm elections less than a month away, they are hoping to make changes to the Affordable Act in an effort to help stabilize and extend coverage.
But their efforts are unlikely to win the support of all Americans.
According to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, just 23 percent of Americans say they favor repealing the law entirely and replacing it with a single-payer system.
That’s down from 34 percent in October and a record low.
It’s also down from a record high in February.
“I’m not sure the health care law itself has been really successful in the short term,” said Jonathan Gruber, a professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who wrote the book “The Death of American Politics.”
“It does work when you have the political will and it’s not so clear that it works now.”
Gruber added that many Americans still believe the ACA is “not working well.”
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that repealing the ACA would lead to a 22 million to 26 million more people losing coverage by 2026, and said that the law would also increase the number of people who would be uninsured by nearly 20 million by 2027.
The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundations report also found that repealing and replacing the ACA will cost $1.4 trillion in 2019 alone.