Category: Affordable Care Act


CBO Releases Report on Impact of Ending Cost-Sharing Reductions

On Tuesday this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report requested by House Democrats analyzing the potential impact of terminating payments for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) on the federal budget, health insurance coverage, market stability, and health insurance premiums. Under current law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to offer plans with reduced…

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Senate Republicans Release Revised ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’

Upon returning from their Independence Day Recess this week, Senate Republicans unveiled their revised version of the ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans experienced intense turmoil from within their party and stiff opposition from the general public after releasing their initial discussion draft of the BCRA on June 22….

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A Flurry of Activities this Week around the Senate’s ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’

Senate Republicans Postpone Vote on ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ After releasing the ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ (BCRA) late last week, Senate Republicans faced stiff opposition, both from the public and within their party, forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to postpone the vote until after the July 4 Recess. On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office…

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House Passes the American Health Care Act

Yesterday, House Republicans managed to pass the American Health Care Act with 217 ‘Yes’ votes and 213 ‘No’ votes and one member not present to vote. Events leading up to the House passage of the bill include: March 6 – House Republicans released the first iteration of the AHCA language; key provisions included: Medicaid Expansion….

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Vote Delayed to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

Despite pressure to vote on the recently amended American Health Care Act (ACHA) prior to the President’s 100th day in office, House Republican leadership has signaled that the vote would be delayed until next week. Recall, an overview of the MacArthur amendment was shared earlier; however, official language was introduced this week. The amendments allow…

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