The House voted 217 to 213 to pass the GOP health-care law, designed to replace Obamacare and now the Senate must act. The House-passed bill – known as the American Health Care Act or AHCA – would repeal the onerous employer mandate among other things. A full breakdown of the provisions of the Act can be found here.
A long-awaited CBO review indicated the House-passed Obamacare repeal bill would leave 12.6 million more Americans uninsured over the next decade and reduce federal spending by $328 billion according to their analysis.
Pres. Trump has stated he has some concerns with the House-passed healthcare reform bill and has urged the Senate to pass a bill quickly. The Senate is currently working on a healthcare plan that they have indicated will retain some of the House initiatives but they will undoubtedly make some changes from the House-passed version.
CDA has long opposed the employer mandate and has supported efforts to reform the current Affordable Healthcare Act. CDA will keep members apprised as the Congress works to make more reasonable and workable changes to the Obamacare law.