Sablan criticizes health bill for not including insular areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gregorio “Kilili” Camacho Sablan, the Northern Mariana Islands representative to Congress, criticized the newly released Republican health care reform legislation for failing to include the U.S. insular areas. Sablan made comments during the bill’s markup on March 8 of three smaller health care bills in the House Education and the Workforce Committee, according to a release from his office.

  Only persons in the U.S. states or the District of Columbia are covered by the Republican proposal, to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The proposal provides tax credits to assist middle-income . . .

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