Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ACA Repeal Process Begins on Capitol Hill

Dana Halvorson

Last week, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that begins the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to a January 13, 2017, Morning Consult article by Mary Ellen McIntire, “The vote on the budget framework formally instructs four congressional committees to begin drafting reconciliation legislation that would repeal Obamacare.” The Senate vote on the resolution was 51-48, and the House approved the budget resolution on a vote of 227-198. McIntire goes on to note that, “While Republicans say they want to move quickly, details on timing are unclear.” President-elect Trump has made it one of his top priorities to repeal the law and replace it within the first 100 days of his presidency.

General information about the ACA can be found on the AHCA/NCAL website here. AHCA/NCAL will keep its membership apprised of further updates relating to the ACA.

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