Ceci Connolly on Senate health care bill “lockout” (CNBC)

A new draft of the Senate health care bill includes a six-month lockout period for patients who have discontinuity in coverage. ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly commented that improving the risk pool is beneficial to the market, but limiting patients to a lower level of coverage rather than a full lockout may be preferable in the absence of an individual mandate.