Ryan Says Health Care Bill Will Change

Even as Republicans’ health-care overhaul bill cleared another committee hurdle today, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) acknowledged that the bill needs changes before it can pass the House. Ryan has been pressing rank-and-file Republicans to support an Affordable Care Act replacement bill despite withering criticism from conservatives, Democrats and health care industry groups. After the Congressional… Read more »

GOP Attempts to Sell Health Care Bill to Skeptics

House leaders are pressing ahead with their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, despite mounting opposition from conservatives within their own party, Democrats and a number of prominent health-care industry groups. House leaders released their replacement bill March 6, and the House Ways and Means Committee voted 23-16 early this morning to… Read more »

GOP Remains Split on Tax Credits in ACA Replacement

Congressional Republicans are still divided in their support for refundable tax credits in the House plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. The refundable tax credit for individuals to purchase insurance was a key piece of a draft ACA repeal bill leaked last week. House conservatives pushed back strongly against the tax credit which they… Read more »

House Leaders Present Menu of ACA Repeal Options

House Republican leaders earlier today presented rank-and-file members with their vision of a “repeal plus” bill that would get rid of most of the Affordable Care Act and include some replacement provisions that can go into effect concurrently. Reportedly, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ways and Means… Read more »