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House Republicans Unveil Draft Healthcare Reform Legislation

The House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees introduced two bills on March 6, 2017, collectively entitled the American Health Care Act.?á The Energy and Commerce bill primarily addresses Medicaid and other state-based program funding issues while the Ways and Means bill focuses on the Affordable Care Act?ÇÖs (?Ç£ACA?Ç¥) fees and taxes, insurance subsidies, and other provisions that directly affect employer-provided health coverage. It?ÇÖs important to note what these bills are and what they aren?ÇÖt.?á The bills do not represent the complete repeal of the ACA or the final word on what the American Health Care Act may look like when finished.?á These are reconciliation bills intended to repeal and replace portions of the ACA by a simple majority vote in a way that would not be subject to a blocking filibuster in the Senate if brought to a vote.?á The trade-off is reconciliation bills are limited to… Continue Reading

House Republicans Unveil Draft Healthcare Reform Legislation

The House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees introduced two bills on March 6, 2017, collectively entitled the American Health Care Act. The Energy and Commerce bill primarily addresses Medicaid and other state-based program funding issues while the Ways and Means bill focuses on fees and taxes under the Affordable Care Act (?Ç£ACA?Ç¥), insurance subsidies, and other provisions that directly affect employer-provided health coverage. It?ÇÖs important to note what these bills are and what they aren?ÇÖt. The bills do not represent the complete repeal of the ACA or the final word on what the American Health Care Act may look like when finished. ?áThese are reconciliation bills intended to repeal and replace portions of the ACA by a simple majority vote in a way that would not be subject to a blocking filibuster in the Senate if brought to a vote. The trade-off is reconciliation bills are limited… Continue Reading

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