- Bill to Partially Repeal ACA to Hit President’s Desk
- January 20, 2016
- Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
- The Republican-controlled Congress has finally gotten a bill to President Obama’s desk that would partially repeal his signature Affordable Care Act - not surprisingly, the president has vowed to veto the bill.
By a vote of 240-181, largely along party lines, the Republican-controlled House got a bill to the president’s desk after more than 60 attempts to roll back or dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The bill was passed by the Senate last month using reconciliation to avoid a Democratic filibuster.
In addition to partially repealing the President’s healthcare law, the bill would also defund Planned Parenthood - something that has been a top priority for conservatives on and off the Hill after a series of videos were released regarding the organization’s involvement in the sale of fetal tissue.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) conceded that the bill had no chance of becoming law, but insisted the vote was still an important one. He also told reporters that Republicans would begin to talk about the details of an alternative healthcare bill at their retreat in Baltimore next week.