March 7, 2017
Action Taken: Late yesterday, the House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees released the GOP plan – the American Health Care Act - to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Both committees plan to mark-up (finalize) the provisions of the plan that are within each committee’s jurisdiction. Both mark-ups begin Wednesday, March 8, and are expected to take considerable time to complete. However, both committees vow to finish their work before the end of the week. After that, the plan will go to the House for a vote and then to the Senate. Controversy is expected at each step of the process.
As released on March 6, and subject to amendment during mark-up, House floor debate, and in the Senate, the plan would do the following: