Category: Affordable Care Act


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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Potential ACA Repeal and Replace Efforts Surface Again

Recent reports suggest the Trump Administration is pressuring House Republicans to move swiftly to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the President’s 100th day in office (April 29). While rumors of potential deals have surfaced, it appears no vote has been scheduled. However, Congress will officially return to Capitol Hill next Tuesday, following a two-week…

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House Republicans Pull American Health Care Act

This has been an action-packed week for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was met with increased resistance. Several amendments were introduced to appease the concerns of the Freedom Caucus, that the AHCA does not do enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Congressional Budget Office released their updated budget score of…

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California Counties Oppose the American Health Care Act

CHEAC has signed onto a joint letter in collaboration with CSAC, CAPH, CBHDA, CMSP and CWDA in opposition to the House Republican repeal and replacement proposal, better known as the American Health Care Act (ACHA). The letter highlights our concern around eliminating the Prevention and Public Health Fund, eliminating the enhanced federal match, and placing…

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California Department of Health Care Services Preliminary Analysis of the AHCA

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), released a preliminary fiscal analysis of the Medicaid provisions included in the House Republican repeal and replacement bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). According to the department, the federal proposal would result in nearly $6 billion ($4.3 B GF) in costs to California in 2020, increasing…

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House Republican ‘American Health Care Act’ Moves Ahead

Yesterday, the House Budget Committee advanced the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA), with a vote of 19 to 17, with Democrats and three Republicans voting ‘no’. The AHCA advanced despite the release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score this past Monday, which estimates 14 million people would become uninsured in 2018, increasing…

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