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 »

GOP Sorting Through ACA Replacement Plans

Congressional Republicans are still seeking consensus around how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, though leaders are publicly saying that dismantling the law is a top priority. Getting rid of the health care law is proving complicated, as lawmakers are wary of disrupting the insurance market and interrupting care for millions of Americans… Read more »

GOP Leaders Push Ahead With ACA Repeal

Congressional Republicans are forging ahead with plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act despite encountering a few obstacles this week. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Tuesday that at least 18 million people could lose their health insurance in the first year if Congress repeals the ACA without enacting a replacement. By eliminating the ACA’s… Read more »

Senate Takes First Steps Toward ACA Repeal

Senate Republicans yesterday ushered through a budget resolution that instructs House and Senate committees to draft legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act by Jan. 27. Senate Democrats staged a late-night protest of the move, forcing a “vote-a-rama” on sensitive issues such as protecting mental health services and womens’ access to health… Read more »