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House Passes AHCA Bill in First Step to Repeal and Replace the ACA

Posted by Rae Lee Clark on May 5, 2017 9:51:44 AM

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May 5, 2017

What Happened:

  • On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1628, a reconciliation bill aimed at "repealing and replacing" the ACA
  • The bill will move to the Senate where amendments are expected to be made prior to voting on the bill
  • It is unknown at this time if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) can pass the Senate, or what might be changed in order to earn votes to pass the bill

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Topics: Cadillac Tax, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Trump, Medicaid, Obamacare, Republican, Mandate

House GOP Leadership Releases ACA Repeal and Replace Plan

Posted by Rae Lee Clark on Mar 7, 2017 10:16:53 AM

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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:

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Topics: Cadillac Tax, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Trump, Medicaid, Obamacare, Republican, Mandate

Republican Healthcare Policy Concept Document Released

Posted by Rae Lee Clark on Feb 20, 2017 6:50:58 PM

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February 16, 2017

What Happened:
- 19 Page document released
- Outlines key provisions of the Republican healthcare Platform
- 4 Key Tenets of Proposal:

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Topics: Cadillac Tax, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Trump, Medicaid, Obamacare, Republican, Mandate

ACA Under Trump: What Has Happened So Far...

Posted by Rae Lee Clark on Feb 16, 2017 4:00:02 PM

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January 22, 2017

What Happened:
- Republican plan to turn over Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) to states released
- Currently fed/state partnership for payment of healthcare expenses (for the poor)
- Current funding is open-ended (meaning it shares costs for all costs for care to which people are entitled)
- Replace with block healthcare grants to states
- No details on how block grants would be structured (could be flat amount or per head amount)

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, ACA, California, Trump, Medicaid

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