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 for limited waivers from certain federal standards including the essential health benefits and community rating rules. While the amendments have won over support from the Freedom Caucus, a number of moderate House Republicans are opposed.