- GOP Efforts to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act - What Can Healthcare Providers Anticipate Moving Forward?
- June 13, 2017 | Authors: Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak; Elizabeth Sullivan
- Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
On Monday, March 6, 2017, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—the long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After a few weeks of intense activity, including passage of the legislation in the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the AHCA fell short of passage in the House. Republican proponents pulled the AHCA bill from consideration on Friday, March 24, 2017, due to concerns that sufficient support did not exist within the Republican Party to pass the bill. More uncertainty awaited the legislation in the Senate.