The newly released American Health Care Act contains several provisions from previous GOP proposals, such as repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual and employer mandates and shifting Medicaid to a per capita payment model, but also some big shifts related to Medicaid and funding provisions.
In the coming weeks and months, the Trump administration will need to decide whether it will work to improve the Affordable Care Act or, as President Trump suggested, let it flounder.
Is Congress really exempt from Obamacare? Has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) led the quality of U.S. care to plummet? And for that matter, are Obamacare and the ACA even the same thing? On the ACA's seventh anniversary—and as the House gears up to vote on a plan to repeal the law—American Health Line dives into the most enduring myths, misconceptions, and misinterpretations surrounding the law.
Following a series of overnight votes and debates, the House Ways and Means Committee early Thursday morning advances legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, while debate continues in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.